Laredo Community College

West End Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040
Tel: (956)721-5394
8,730 students
Public institution
Laredo Community College is an institution committed to student success by providing comprehensive educational services that focus on the dynamic requirements and needs of its local, regional, and international community. Laredo Community College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs that suit your best interests and strengths, but so do other colleges and universities. So what makes Laredo Community College unique? It’s simple: Laredo Community College is a family. When you attend Laredo Community College, you become a part of that family. Students choose Laredo Community College because they prefer the student-friendly, supportive atmosphere created by our faculty, staff and administration. A Laredo Community College education will prepare you for a successful future, whether you choose to enter the workforce right away or continue on to a four-year university.
School Highlights:
Laredo Community College serves 8,730 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 64%.
Laredo Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Webb County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Laredo (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 240 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Laredo Community 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 240 staff
59 staff
Laredo Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,730 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,730 students
1,282 students
Laredo Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
22:1
Laredo Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,224 students
810 students
Laredo Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,506 students
1,017 students
Laredo Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Laredo Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
97%
7%
Laredo Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% White
2%
57%
Laredo Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Laredo Community College Unknown (2010-2013)
Laredo 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. 0.02 0.53
Laredo Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,900 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,148 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,900 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,148 $10,294
Laredo Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Laredo Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Laredo Community College was created as Laredo Junior College on September 28, 1946, by the voting citizens of the Independent School District of Laredo, Texas. The college is located in the city of Laredo, which was founded almost two hundred years ago by Captain Tomas Sanchez in the recently colonized province of Nuevo Santander of Spain. The name of the College was changed to Laredo Community College in August 1993. The main campus of the college includes approximately 200 acres and is located at the western edge of Laredo on old Fort McIntosh, established as Camp Crawford on March 3, 1849. Approximately three fourths of a mile of the Rio Grande River separates the campus from Mexico. LCC seeks to implement its educational philosophy by offering occupational programs, transfer curricula, adult and continuing education, developmental education, student development services, and community services. Laredo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Laredo
    Kaplan College-Laredo
    Private for-profit
    6410 McPherson Road
    Laredo, TX 78041
    (9.5)671-7590
    4.5  Mi  |  295  students
  • McAllen
    3201 W Pecan
    McAllen, TX 78502
    (956)872-8311
    118.5  Mi  |  31232  students
  • Uvalde
    2401 Garner Field Rd
    Uvalde, TX 78801
    (830)278-4401
    119.1  Mi  |  5445  students
  • McAllen
    Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private for-profit
    1500 S. Jackson
    McAllen, TX 78503
    (956)630-1499
    120.9  Mi  |  489  students
  • Beeville
    3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville, TX 78102
    (361)358-2838
    125.4  Mi  |  3515  students
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,538 per year for in-state students and $5,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,720 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.