Lamar Community College

  • 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).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Lamar Community College is the only community colleges within Prowers County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Lamar Community College is Otero Junior College (50.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Lamar Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lamar Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty29 staff40 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lamar Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lamar Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment839 students1,643 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:136:1
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# Full-Time Students419 students742 students
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# Part-Time Students420 students901 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-330
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
23%
17%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
59%
64%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.590.55
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College Completion Rate
32%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$33,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,357 is less than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,722 is less than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,357$3,657
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,722$10,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,139
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Source: 2016 (or 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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For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,657 per year for in-state students and $10,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.