- 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.
- The teacher population of 234 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Laredo College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||234 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,307 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||36:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,024 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,283 students||2,866 students|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,800||$33,800|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Soccer,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 300 students | 4.50 Mi6410 McPherson Road
Laredo,  TX  78041
- 30,180 students | 118.50 Mi3201 W Pecan
Mcallen,  TX  78502
- 5,572 students | 119.10 Mi2401 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde,  TX  78801
- 519 students | 120.90 Mi1500 S. Jackson
Mcallen,  TX  78503
- 3,759 students | 125.40 Mi3800 Charco Rd
Beeville,  TX  78102
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.