West End Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Laredo College is an institution committed to student success by providing comprehensive educational services that focus on the dynamic requirements and needs of its local, regional, and international community. Laredo College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs that suit your best interests and strengths, but so do other colleges and universities. So what makes Laredo College unique? It`s simple: Laredo College is a family. When you attend Laredo College, you become a part of that family. Students choose Laredo College because they prefer the student-friendly, supportive atmosphere created by our faculty, staff and administration. A Laredo College education will prepare you for a successful future, whether you choose to enter the workforce right away or continue on to a four-year university.

School Highlights

Laredo College serves 10,200 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,500
  • Out-state tuition: $5,748
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Laredo College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 673 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
Laredo College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
673 staff
266 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Laredo College has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Laredo College diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,200 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,193 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,007 students
3,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
904 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,193 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,007 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
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% Asian
n/a
5%
% Hispanic
98%
47%
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% Black
n/a
12%
% White
1%
29%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.04
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.35%
2.73%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,800
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,500 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,748 is less than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,500
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,748
$6,891
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$2,334
$10,761
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Laredo College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$2,407
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Laredo College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Laredo College was created as Laredo Junior College on September 28, 1946, by the voting citizens of the Independent School District of Laredo, Texas. The college is located in the city of Laredo, which was founded almost two hundred years ago by Captain Tomas Sanchez in the recently colonized province of Nuevo Santander of Spain. The name of the College was changed to Laredo Community College in August 1993. The main campus of the college includes approximately 200 acres and is located at the western edge of Laredo on old Fort McIntosh, established as Camp Crawford on March 3, 1849. Approximately three fourths of a mile of the Rio Grande River separates the campus from Mexico. LC seeks to implement its educational philosophy by offering occupational programs, transfer curricula, adult and continuing education, developmental education, student development services, and community services. Laredo College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Laredo College cost?

Laredo College's tuition is approximately $4,500 for In-State students and $5,748 for Out-State students.

What sports does Laredo College offer?

Laredo College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is Laredo College's ranking?

Laredo College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Average community college minority breakdown, Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,200 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,500
  • Out-state tuition: $5,748
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 99%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,737 per year for in-state students and $6,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,983 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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