Laredo College

  • 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 8,307 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Laredo College is one of 2 community colleges within Webb County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Laredo College is Kaplan College-Laredo (4.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Laredo College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 234 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Laredo College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty234 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Laredo College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Laredo College diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,307 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,024 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students5,283 students2,866 students
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% Hispanic
98%
37%
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% White
1%
39%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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Diversity Score0.040.69
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College Completion Rate
20%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,500 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,748 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,500$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,748$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$2,332$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,334$5,015
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Laredo
    Private, for profit
    300 students | 4.50 Mi6410 McPherson Road
    Laredo TX  78041
    (956)717-5909
    4.50300
  • 30,180 students | 118.50 Mi3201 W Pecan
    Mcallen TX  78502
    (956)872-8311
    118.5030,180
  • 5,572 students | 119.10 Mi2401 Garner Field Rd
    Uvalde TX  78801
    (830)278-4401
    119.105,572
  • Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private, for profit
    519 students | 120.90 Mi1500 S. Jackson
    Mcallen TX  78503
    (956)630-1499
    120.90519
  • 3,759 students | 125.40 Mi3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville TX  78102
    (361)354-2200
    125.403,759
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Did You Know?
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The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.