Lee College

Tel: (281)427-5611
5,913 students
Public institution
The primary purpose of Lee College is to provide quality instruction for its students. Through a variety of programs and services, Lee College prepares students for success in higher education or employment. Lee College also provides a broad-based program of extension courses, distance education, adult education, continuing education and community service.
School Highlights:
Lee College serves 5,913 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 65%.
Lee College is one of 24 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is San Jacinto Community College (9.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 207 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Lee College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 207 staff
61 staff
Lee College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,913 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,913 students 1,296 students
Lee College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Lee College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,450 students
814 students
Lee College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,463 students
1,040 students
Lee College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lee College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lee College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lee College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lee College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lee College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lee College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lee College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Lee College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Lee 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. 0.66 0.68
Lee College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,238 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,510 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,238 $5,660
Lee College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,510 $10,250
Lee College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Lee College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Established in 1934 to provide high quality education at a minimal cost, Lee College has continued that tradition for over 60 years. Originally housed on the Robert E. Lee High School campus, Lee College severed its initial integration with the Goose Creek Independent School District under the leadership of the college's first dean, Walter Rundell. In 1948, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Lee College accreditation and recommended that the college develop its own campus apart from the local high school. A successful bond election in the following year allowed for the construction of Rundell Hall and the campus gymnasium. The college experienced tremendous growth after classes began in the new buildings in 1951. In 2000, another successful bond election led to expansion of the campus by more than 33% with the addition in 2002 of a new Advanced Technology Center, Library, and Tennis Courts. In 2003, the College occupied a new Wellness Center and Sports Complex. Parking was also expanded and beautification efforts including a central courtyard, covered walks, and landscaping were completed. Lee College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Lee College is also accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency.

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Did You Know?
For Harris County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,713 per year for in-state students and $8,297 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,422 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Harris County, TX is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Harris County, TX 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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.