Lone Star College System

  • Known for its innovation and its visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest growing community college system in Texas. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in about many areas of study.Through its progressive partnerships with four-year universities, LSCS can also offer seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers.

School Highlights

Lone Star College System serves 73,499 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

Lone Star College System ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,946 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lone Star College System(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty1,946 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lone Star College System has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Lone Star College System diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment73,499 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:137:1
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# Full-Time Students19,945 students1,302 students
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# Part-Time Students53,554 students3,318 students
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% Asian
7%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
42%
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% Black
16%
13%
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% White
33%
32%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.70
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College Completion Rate
12%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,184 is less than the state average of $3,929. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,544 is less than the state average of $6,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,184$3,929
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,544$6,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,011$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The idea of a college campus in the North Houston region was once only a vision in the minds of community leaders. It began the journey to reality in 1972 when residents in the Aldine, Humble and Spring Independent School Districts elected to create a junior college district, which became known as North Harris County College. We opened our doors in the fall of 1973 and our 16-member staff welcomed 613 students to the first classes held at Aldine High School. NHMCCD is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas. Over 41,000 students register for credit courses each semester with an additional 15,000 in continuing education courses. The college district serves an area over 1,400 square miles, encompassing the school districts of Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball Willis, and the surrounding communities. NHMCCD comprises North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, and Cy-Fair College as well as satellite centers - Carver, Parkway, Career and Technology Center, East Montgomery County Improvement District, Fairbanks, Willow Chase and the Center for Business & Technology Training. The University Center, a partnership with NHMCCD and six Texas universities, provides over 60 bachelor's, master's, and doctorate programs. NHMCCD offers Honors Program, Service Learning, Learning Communities and Distance Learning programs.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lone Star College System is Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service (15.4 miles away).
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