LCC International University is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in the city of Klaipėda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment. The LCC education places broad-based education within the context of a Christian academic community in order to extend education beyond the classroom. As a part of LCC’s vision to prepare students to participate actively in the life of their home communities, the role of each individual in the building of society is emphasized through active participation in community projects and practica.
The Republic of Lithuania recognizes LCC as a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees granting university. See full list of all accredited institutions in Lithuania (check the list of non-state higher education institutions for more details). Please see the License of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania for LCC International University to implement higher education university B.A. and M.A. level studies. As a part of the Lithuanian higher education system, LCC completed an external evaluation process in 2013. This review process included an institutional self-report and a site visit by an international group of experts. The accreditation decision was accompanied by a set of recommendations, which LCC is addressing in this Action Plan.
Students can choose different Bachelor degree programs of study (International Business Administration, English Language and Literature, Psychology, Theology, Theology/International Business Administration) taught by more than 50 instructors coming from Western Europe, North America, and Lithuania. Two new Bachelor programs were launched in 2014 – 1) in Contemporary Communication with concentrations in the fields of Public Relations as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and 2) in International Development and Foreign Relations. LCC also offers an online/cohort (annual on-campus sessions) M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Foreign Language) and is recruiting students for the M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) program that was started in September 2014 in cooperation with a leading American academic institution – Taylor University (Indiana, USA).
Current student enrollment is around 600 (50% from Lithuania, 50% International), who come from more than 25 countries of the world. Each semester 35 Study Abroad students come to LCC from North American universities. One-third of LCC faculty are Lithuanian while two-thirds are from Western Europe, Canada and the United States.