LCC International University is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in 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. An 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 International University Bachelors and Masters 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.
LCC International University offers Bachelors programs in social sciences and humanities. LCC is a liberal arts university; each program includes multidisciplinary core curriculum courses which affirm students’ critical thinking and conflict transformation skills while challenging students within a multicultural perspective and Christian worldview.
Throughout the programs, students grow in their communication and leadership competencies. Our graduates apply their analytical and transferable skills throughout their lives in graduate schools, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, while they also engage in community building and civic involvement.
In addition to taking foundational courses in the discipline, students may choose specialized modules within the discipline. Students may also choose to enroll in courses from other disciplines.
Double degree options are available for students in Business, Theology, and English programs.
LCC International University Masters programs are designed for working professionals to earn their degree through a blended learning model, which includes on-campus sessions and on-line sessions.
All study programs are externally evaluated and validated by an independent public agency, the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). For study program accreditation status and external evaluation reports please see here.
Current student enrollment is around 600 (40% from Lithuania, 60% International), who come from more than 27 countries of the world. Each semester 30+ 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.