Laredo Community College

Laredo Community College

Laredo Community College was founded as Laredo Junior College on September 28, 1947 by the Laredo Independent School District. It was renamed 'Laredo Community College 'in 1993.

Laredo Community College comprises two campuses - the Main Campus and the South campus. The main campus, also known as Fort McIntosh Campus, is located at the west end of Washington Street in downtown Laredo. It houses more than 25 buildings. The South Campus is located at the South Zapata Highway.

The official mascot of LCC is Palominos. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Laredo businessman and LCC trustee, Carlos Carranco, Jr. and U.S. representative from District 28 Henry Cuellar.

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Contacting Laredo Community College

Laredo Community College
West End Washington St
Laredo , TX 78040-4395
General Phone: (956) 721-5394

Laredo Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts393liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management76accounting technology, banking, marketing, international marketing
Mechanics and Repair75electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering69system administration, computer services management
Medical Support and Technology42medical assistant, radiation therapist, radiographer, medical lab tech
Engineering Technician29HVAC tech, drafting
Family and Social Work21child development, child care management, child care provider
Construction Trades16electrician
Therapy and Counseling9physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8occupational therapist assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Office and Administration4administrative assistant, office data entry
Production Trades2welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18021
Associate's degree63624
Award of less than 1 academic year1338

Laredo Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Laredo Community College had a total enrollment of 7,831 students (5,364 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 0%
Hispanic 94%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)4%

Laredo Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 65 %

Laredo Community College Room and Board (2007)

Laredo Community College offers campus housing for 120 of its 5,364 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,766
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,816
Room and board $ 4,374
Room charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 3,447

Financial Aid:
Laredo Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 358200)

Laredo Community College Faculty

Laredo Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3434
Non-tenured and not on tenure track121

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year10$68,8565$65,029
All faculty totalcalendar year10$68,8565$65,029

*: 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 year103$54,80674$54,004
All faculty totalacademic year103$54,80674$54,004

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

Laredo Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports31821

Laredo Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
International Marketing
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Laredo Community College Highlights

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What Sets Laredo Community College Apart:

Minority % of student body
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Top 6%Laredo Community College Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 10%Laredo Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
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Top 10%Laredo Community College Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 14%Laredo Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Laredo Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 16%Laredo Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Laredo Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Laredo Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Laredo Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Laredo Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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