Lee College

  • 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 7,516 students (17% 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 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

Lee College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 518 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
Lee College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty518 staff262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lee College has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Lee College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,516 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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# Full-Time Students1,244 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students6,272 students3,460 students
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
44%
47%
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% Black
14%
12%
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% White
35%
29%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.660.68
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College Completion Rate
38%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,800$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,286 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,510 is less than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,286$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,510$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,817$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,253$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lee College is San Jacinto Community College (9.8 miles away).
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