Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Tel: (719)336-2248
850 students
Public institution

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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 850 students (56% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 29%.
Lamar Community College is the only community colleges within Prowers County, CO.
The nearest community college is Otero Junior College (50.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 850 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
850 students
1,303 students
Lamar Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
480 students
834 students
Lamar Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 370 students
1,040 students
Lamar Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Lamar Community College sch enrollment Lamar Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Lamar Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
25%
7%
Lamar Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
Lamar Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
66%
Lamar Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Lamar Community College More (2010-2012)
Lamar Community College sch ethnicity Lamar Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.43 0.44
Lamar Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,962 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,072 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 99% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,962 $5,890
Lamar Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,072 $10,047
Lamar Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $14,602 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.