Lee College

Tel: (281)427-5611
  • The primary purpose of Lee College is to provide quality instruction for its students. Through a variety of programs and services, Lee College prepares students for success in higher education or employment. Lee College also provides a broad-based program of extension courses, distance education, adult education, continuing education and community service.
School Highlights
  • Lee College serves 6,481 students (21% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Lee College is one of 19 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Lee College is San Jacinto Community College (9.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 216 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Lee College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty216 staff76 staff
Lee College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Lee College has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lee College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,481 students3,921 students
Lee College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:135:1
Lee College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,391 students1,055 students
Lee College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,090 students2,866 students
Lee College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lee College Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lee College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lee College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lee College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lee College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lee College More (2011-2012)
% Non Resident races
Lee College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Lee College Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.69
Lee College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lee College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$34,000
Lee College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,286 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,510 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,286$4,026
Lee College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,510$6,207
Lee College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%85%
Lee College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,900$9,500
Lee College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,250
Lee College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1934 to provide high quality education at a minimal cost, Lee College has continued that tradition for over 60 years. Originally housed on the Robert E. Lee High School campus, Lee College severed its initial integration with the Goose Creek Independent School District under the leadership of the college's first dean, Walter Rundell. In 1948, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Lee College accreditation and recommended that the college develop its own campus apart from the local high school. A successful bond election in the following year allowed for the construction of Rundell Hall and the campus gymnasium. The college experienced tremendous growth after classes began in the new buildings in 1951. In 2000, another successful bond election led to expansion of the campus by more than 33% with the addition in 2002 of a new Advanced Technology Center, Library, and Tennis Courts. In 2003, the College occupied a new Wellness Center and Sports Complex. Parking was also expanded and beautification efforts including a central courtyard, covered walks, and landscaping were completed. Lee College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Lee College is also accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency.

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Did You Know?
For Harris County, TX public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,178 per year for in-state students and $8,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,176 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Harris County, TX is 64%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Harris County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Harris County, TX is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.