Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Tel: (719)336-2248
839 students
Public institution
Lamar Community College offers exceptional educational opportunities that help students develop maximum potential, achieve a global perspective, and prepare to succeed in our ever-changing world. As a comprehensive community college, LCCs enriching academic environment equips students for admission to four-year colleges and universities, achieves technical and vocational learning goals, and provides opportunities for developmental and lifelong instruction. At Lamar Community College, we enrich lives through learning.
School Highlights
Lamar Community College serves 839 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Lamar Community College is the only community colleges within Prowers County, CO.
The nearest community college is Otero Junior College (50.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Lamar Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 29 staff
62 staff
Lamar Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 839 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 839 students 1,371 students
Lamar Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
Lamar Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 419 students
779 students
Lamar Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 420 students
1,083 students
Lamar Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lamar Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Lamar Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
5%
Lamar Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
23%
20%
Lamar Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
15%
Lamar Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
60%
49%
Lamar Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Lamar Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Lamar Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
Lamar Community College Non Resident (2008-2014)
Lamar Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.58 0.70
Lamar Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,357 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,722 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,357 $5,664
Lamar Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,722 $10,360
Lamar Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 197 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
90%
Lamar Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado, the College has developed a special concern for the educational needs of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. Yet its unique programs, small class size, dedicated staff, personalized attention, and idyllic setting make it a preferred educational destination for the State of Colorado, the nation, and the world. Lamar Community College offers a wide curriculum of challenging and enriching programs designed to meet the needs and career aspirations of traditional and nontraditional students alike. Students may pursue either an Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.), an Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.), an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, or a vocational certificate. Whether you seek a career in agriculture, computer science, cosmetology, education, equestrian, graphic design, or medicine, wish to take special interest courses or pre-professional training, or pursue online learning, we have a degree and/or certificate program that you will find rewarding. Lamar Community College is located on the southern edge of the City of Lamar on Highway 287. Its facilities are maintained on a spacious 115-acre campus bounded on the east by lush Willow Creek, a wooded area that is home to deer and a large variety of birds and other wildlife. Our athletic facilities include a multimillion dollar Wellness Center that houses a state-of-the-art athletic complex. Men's basketball and women's volleyball practice and compete in one of the better gymnasiums in the area. All student athletes benefit from health facilities, a training room, locker room, and first-class fitness center. Baseball and softball share a premier indoor batting facility with locker rooms, four full batting cages, indoor mounds, and work out area. Merchant's Park, home to the the Runnin' Lopes baseball team, is one of the finer in the country. Women's softball competes in a newly constructed complex, while our rodeo team benefits from two outdoor and one completely enclosed arena.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,103 per year for in-state students and $9,855 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,638 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.