Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Tel: (832)813-6500
64,434 students
Public institution
Known for its innovation and its visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest growing community college system in Texas. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in about many areas of study.Through its progressive partnerships with four-year universities, LSCS can also offer seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers.
School Highlights:
Lone Star College System serves 64,434 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Lone Star College System is the only community colleges within Montgomery County, TX.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Houston North (13.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,062 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Lone Star College System 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 2,062 staff
59 staff
Lone Star College System Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 64,434 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
64,434 students
1,282 students
Lone Star College System Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Lone Star College System student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
19,824 students
810 students
Lone Star College System Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 44,610 students
1,017 students
Lone Star College System Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lone Star College System Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lone Star College System Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lone Star College System Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lone Star College System Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lone Star College System White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lone Star College System More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Lone Star College System Unknown (2006-2013)
Lone Star College System 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. 0.67 0.53
Lone Star College System Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,088 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,448 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,088 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,448 $10,294
Lone Star College System Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 61%
Lone Star College System % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The idea of a college campus in the North Houston region was once only a vision in the minds of community leaders. It began the journey to reality in 1972 when residents in the Aldine, Humble and Spring Independent School Districts elected to create a junior college district, which became known as North Harris County College. We opened our doors in the fall of 1973 and our 16-member staff welcomed 613 students to the first classes held at Aldine High School. NHMCCD is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas. Over 41,000 students register for credit courses each semester with an additional 15,000 in continuing education courses. The college district serves an area over 1,400 square miles, encompassing the school districts of Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball Willis, and the surrounding communities. NHMCCD comprises North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, and Cy-Fair College as well as satellite centers - Carver, Parkway, Career and Technology Center, East Montgomery County Improvement District, Fairbanks, Willow Chase and the Center for Business & Technology Training. The University Center, a partnership with NHMCCD and six Texas universities, provides over 60 bachelor's, master's, and doctorate programs. NHMCCD offers Honors Program, Service Learning, Learning Communities and Distance Learning programs.

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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 0.66, 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.