About Lane Hero

About Lane

Nestled in the Willamette Valley, between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Lane Community College serves more than 25,000 students per year through transfer, career technical, and personal enrichment programs. Home to more than 228,000 people, the Eugene/Springfield area is the second largest population center in the state, and Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area, an area larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined!

Lane’s Mission:

Lane is the community’s college: we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success.

Learn more about Lane's mission, vision, and values

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Lane's Economic Impact:

Lane has a considerable impact on the local economy. According to an EMSI study, during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the college, along with the enhanced productivity of its alumni, generated $721.3 million in added income-the equivalent of supporting 10,777 jobs. Learn more about the economic value of Lane Community College:

Explore Lane County:

Eugene is known as “TrackTown U.S.A.” for good reason: Eugene’s historic Hayward Field has hosted the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Track & Field in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021 (as well as three other times; a total of seven times), and Eugene will be hosting the World Track & Field Championships in 2022! Lane County is home to the ocean, beaches, sand dunes, old growth forest, and glaciated peaks, providing you with almost every natural landscape. You’ll have the opportunity to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, ride your bike under historic covered bridges or over alpine passes, go snowboarding in the Cascades, sandboard down the dunes in Florence and more!

With over 600 restaurants, 210 food carts, 36 cafes, and 1 weekly artisanal Saturday Market, you will never run out of new, yummy places to explore. Catch a music, comedy, or theater performance at the Hult Center, watch a sports game at the Matthew Knight Arena or attend a high tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House! See what's going on in Eugene, in the Cascades & the Coast.

Lane Community College is proud to serve Lane County with six locations:

Enrolling at Lane

Whether you’re a new student, a transfer student or just looking to take some classes for fun, our Admissions Office is ready to help. Interested in learning more about a specific program and what we have to offer? Request information now!

Ready to find out more about our campus? Online Information Sessions are a great way to see the campus, explore our programs and ask questions to make sure Lane is the right choice for you. Learn more about Online Information Sessions!

If you have any questions please email admissions@lanecc.edu or call 541-463-5678 and we can help!


The Eugene Vocational School was established in the 1930’s to provide manual education and training to high school students and unemployed adults. In the 1950’s, community-oriented adult education classes were added, and local educational leaders recognized the need to expand into a regional institution that would better serve the diverse needs of the wider community. Following the October 1964 election, Lane Community College was founded by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. Lane’s second campus opened in Florence in 1976, and the Cottage Grove and Downtown Eugene campuses opened a year later.

Lane’s nationally renowned radio station, KLCC, was established in 1967, and is the most powerful public radio station signal in Oregon! KLCC is a charter member of NPR, serving more that 88,000 listeners each week. Lane has housed the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network since 1984. In 2016, Lane’s SBDC generated more than $1.7 million in capital for the community, created 107 jobs, helped start 13 new businesses, and provided free and low-cost classes for the business community. In 2010, Lane became the second community college in the country to house a Longhouse and annually hosts one of the largest powwows in the Pacific Northwest! Since 2006, Lane has offered Chinuk WaWa, an indigenous language specific to the Pacific Northwest.

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