Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Tel: (719)336-2248
839 students
Public institution
  • 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 839 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
  • Lamar Community College is the only community colleges within Prowers County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Otero Junior College (50.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Lamar Community College (CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 29 staff 48 staff
Lamar Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 839 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 839 students 839 students
Lamar Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 419 students 670 students
Lamar Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 420 students 901 students
Lamar Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Lamar Community College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lamar Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Lamar Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Lamar Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Lamar Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Lamar Community College White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Lamar Community College More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
Lamar Community College Non Resident (2009-2015)
% Unknown races
Lamar Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.59 0.54
Lamar Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,962 is equal to the state average of $2,962. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,072 is less than the state average of $10,704. The out-state tuition has grown by 67% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,962 $2,962
Lamar Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,072 $10,704
Lamar Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 $2,962 per year for in-state students and $10,704 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,660 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.