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Institution Profiles

Lone Star College System

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 68,393
  • In-District:*
  • 81.1%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 7.4%
  • Full-time:**
  • 26.0%
  • Female:
  • 59.5%
  • Male:
  • 40.5%
  • Anglo:
  • 51.6%
  • Hispanic:
  • 20.4%
  • African American:
  • 12.2%
  • Asian:
  • 6.2%
  • Native American:
  • 0.3%
  • International:
  • 2.5%
  • Other:
  • 6.7%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Carpenter, Chancellor
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4356
(832) 813-6515

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $46.75

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $106.75

Program Description

Lone Star College System (LSCS) offers both university transfer and career programs for students.

University Transfer: Students interested in obtaining a four-year degree can satisfy their lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in academic areas including business, computer science, criminal justice, Mexican-American studies, music and speech.

LSCS has formal articulation agreements with Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria, Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas Southern University, the University of Phoenix, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Midwestern State University and DeVry University.

Career Programs: LSCS also offers a wide variety of career programs and majors that lead directly to the job market.

The following examples highlight programs that can be completed in one to two years:

  • nursing – three programs of study are offered in associate degree nursing: a basic track, a vocational nursing track and a transition track for students moving on to a four-year institution.
  • biotechnology – LSCS’ Lone Star College-Montgomery biotechnology program is the top-ranked program of its kind in Texas, and the only one rated as “exemplary” by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • welding – the associate degree in welding technology is designed to prepare students for a career as a welding technician in the fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries.

Total Degrees or Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 2,717
  • Associates:
  • 2,055
  • Certificates:
  • 648

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas four-year institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only93344.9%1,10683.2%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)73135.2%523.9%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)24711.9%181.4%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)813.9%806.0%
Not Found864.1%745.6%
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