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Lamar Community College

Overview of Lamar Community College

Lamar Community College is located in a self-contained town, in Lamar, CO. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Lamar Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study animal science and care, beauty and cosmetology, nursing and emergency medicine.

Lamar Community College Selectivity

Lamar Community College maintains an open-admission policy.

Faculty

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

Lamar Community College offers classes to 817 students (760 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at the school.

Student Life

Lamar Community College has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Lamar Community College does offer meal plans to students. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"We Enrich Lives Through Learning"

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Lamar Community College

Lamar Community College
2401 S Main St
Lamar , CO 81052-3999
General Phone: (719) 336-2248
http://www.lamarcc.edu

Lamar Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts60liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management25business management, small business management
Animal Science and Care18equestrian studies
Beauty and Cosmetology13cosmetology
Agricultural Science and Management5agricultural management
Office and Administration3office data entry

Number of programs and degrees for Lamar Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree1168
Award of less than 1 academic year353
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years232

Lamar Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lamar Community College had a total enrollment of 817 students (760 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 3%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 26%
18-19 22%
20-21 9%
22-24 6%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Colorado89%
New Mexico3%
Illinois1%
Nebraska1%
Connecticut1%
Texas1%
Oregon1%
Oklahoma1%
North Carolina1%
New York1%
Idaho1%
Michigan1%
Arizona1%

Lamar Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 37 %
Part-Time 38 %

Lamar Community College Room and Board (2007)

Lamar Community College offers campus housing for 192 of its 760 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lamar, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lamar Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,813
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,573
Room and board $ 4,995
Room charge $ 1,348
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,647
Books and supplies $ 1,749
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Lamar Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 135500)

Lamar Community College Faculty

Lamar Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$38,00012$48,589
All faculty totalcalendar year3$38,00012$48,589

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year4$42,1465$39,556
All faculty totalacademic year4$42,1465$39,556

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lamar Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total514495
Baseball303
Basketball28028
All Other Sports204464

Lamar Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

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Lamar Community College Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Lamar Community College Apart:

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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 12%Lamar Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in animal science and care
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Lamar Community College % of degrees in animal science and care
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Lamar Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 15%Lamar Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Lamar Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Lamar Community College Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Lamar Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Lamar Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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