Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive
Spring, TX 77381-4399
  • 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 69,395 students (28% 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 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 61%.
  • Lone Star College System is the only community colleges within Montgomery County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Lone Star College System is Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service (14.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Lone Star College System places 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,946 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lone Star College System has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lone Star College System diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment69,395 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:135:1
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# Full-Time Students19,234 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students50,161 students2,866 students
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% Asian
6%
4%
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% Hispanic
30%
37%
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% Black
15%
13%
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% White
39%
39%
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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
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.730.69
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College Completion Rate
10%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,184 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 $3,544 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,184$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,544$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,015
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Source: 2016 (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.

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