• 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 723 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 723 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,357
  • Out-state tuition: $5,722
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lamar Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 200% over five years.
Lamar Community College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
87 staff
87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lamar Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Lamar Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
723 students
723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
374 students
528 students
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# Part-Time Students
349 students
952 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
636 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
374 students
431 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
31 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
349 students
717 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
221 students
370 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
31%
22%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
58%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.28%
1.52%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,400
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,357 is less than the state average of $3,735. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,722 is less than the state average of $10,371. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,357
$3,735
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,722
$10,371
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
62%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lamar Community College cost?

Lamar Community College's tuition is approximately $3,357 for In-State students and $5,722 for Out-State students.

What is Lamar Community College's ranking?

Lamar Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 723 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,357
  • Out-state tuition: $5,722
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,735 per year for in-state students and $10,371 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,287 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Concorde Career College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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