Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas

Score

51*

TX Relative Cost

Top Reasons to Choose Lone Star College System Online

  1. Lone Star College System is ranked the #4 Best Online Community College in Texas!
  2. The Lone Star College System is #1 for online student enrollment in the nation, and #2 in granting associate degrees to hispanic students.
  3. LSC offers over 30 fully online programs, hybrid classes, and individual online classes.
  4. The college system also offers BA and MA degrees through its LSC-University Center, which partners with four year institutions.
  5. Services to online students include library services, advising, and tech support.

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First-Generation Student Friendly SchoolHispanic-Serving Institution

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Overview

Key FactsAnswers
Total Enrollment74,300 (16% fully online)
Public or PrivatePublic
USDE Special Government StatusHispanic-Serving Institution
Number of Online Programs19
Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$4,244 per year
Accreditation TypeRegional
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Established1973
Religious AffiliationNone
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

Tuition

Tuition TypeCost
Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition$4,244
Percentage Students Who Received Financial Aid or Scholarships56%
Tution Guarantee No
Pre-paid Tuition Plan No
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Average Amount of Aid$3,835
Net Cost by Income
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

Student Body

Key FactAnswer
Fully Online Students16%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio21:1
First-Year Student Retention Rate54%
Percentage Students Who Received Financial Aid or Scholarships56%
Percentage of Students of Color70%
Percentage of Non-Resident Alien Students4%
Graduation Rate22%
Students With Registered Disabilities< 3%
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

Online Associate Degrees

Business & Finance
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
AA - Business: Single Track602-3 years
AAS - Accounting: Single Track602-3 years
AAS - Business Administration: Business Management602-3 years
AAS - Business Administration: Human Resources602-3 years
Computers & Technology
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
AAS - Computer Programming Specialist: Single Track602-3 years
Criminal Justice & Law
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
AA - Criminal Justice: Single Track602-3 years
Education & Teaching
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
AA - Teaching: Single Track602-3 years
Liberal Arts & Humanities
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
AA - Speech Communication: Single Track602-3 years
AA - International Studies: Single Track602-3 years

Online Certificates

Business & Finance
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - Administrative Support Level II: Administrative Specialty391-2 years
Certificate - Administrative Support Level II: Medical Specialty491-2 years
Certificate - Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper: Single Track1121-2 years
Certificate - Accounting Level I: Single Track211 year or less
Certificate - Business Administration Level II: Human Resource Specialization421-2 years
Certificate - Business Operations Level I: Single Track211 year or less
Computers & Technology
Degree RankingCredits NeededCompletion Time
Certificate - C++ Programming Enhanced Skills Certficate: Single Track91 year or less
Certificate - Computer Programmer Level I: Single Track211 year or less
Certificate - Computer Programming Specialist Level II: Single Track331-2 years
Certificate - Visual Basic Enhanced Skills: Single Track91 year or less

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Online Associate Degrees

DegreeConcen­trationCost Per CreditCredits Needed
AA – TeachingSingle Track$10360
AA – BusinessSingle Track$10360
AA – Criminal JusticeSingle Track$10360
AA – International StudiesSingle Track$10360
AA – Speech CommunicationSingle Track$10360
AAS – AccountingSingle Track$10360
AAS – Computer Programming SpecialistSingle Track$10360
AAS – Business AdministrationBusiness Management$10360
AAS – Business AdministrationHuman Resources$10360

Online Certificate Degrees

DegreesConcen­trationCost Per CreditCredits Needed
Accounting Assistant/BookkeeperSingle Track$103112
Accounting Certificate Level ISingle Track$10321
Administrative Support Certificate Level II: Administrative SpecialtySingle Track$10339
Administrative Support Certificate Level II: Medical SpecialtySingle Track$10349
Business Administration Certificate Level II: Human Resource SpecializationSingle Track$10342
Business Operations Certificate Level ISingle Track$10321
C++ Programming Enhanced Skills CertficateSingle Track$1039
Computer Programmer Certificate Level ISingle Track$10321
Computer Programming Specialist Certificate Level IISingle Track$10333
Visual Basic Enhanced SkillsSingle Track$1039

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