Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System (LSCS), formerly known as North Harris Montgomery Community College District, was established in 1973. Headquartered in Woodlands, TX, LSCS serves students over 1,400 square miles throughout the north/northwest Houston area. It is one of the fastest growing colleges in the state with more than 58,000 students (as of fall of 2009), up from about 30,000 in 2007.

Lone Star College System consists of five campuses:

  • Lone Star College-CyFair
  • Lone Star College-Kingwood
  • Lone Star College-Montgomery
  • Lone Star College-North Harris
  • Lone Star College-Tomball

The system also includes two university centers (offering bachelor's and graduate degrees) and six satellite centers:

  • University Center
  • University Park
  • Carver Center, Acres Home Community
  • Greenspoint Center, Greater Greenspoint
  • EMCID Center, New Caney
  • Conroe Center, Conroe
  • Willow Chase Center, Tomball (relocating to University Park in January, 2010)
  • Fairbanks Center, Cypress

LSCS has recently purchased the HP Center in north Houston which will host another University Center. Additionally, the System has expanded its services to include a Corporate College, which offers on-site training for companies.

The college also offers distance learning/online programs, service learning and honors programs.

Men's and women's basketball, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball and various other sports are offered by Lone Star College.

Additional information about LSCS can be found by reading CityTownInfo's exclusive interview with LSC-Montgomery's career director.

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Contacting LSCS

Lone Star College System
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands , TX 77381-4399
General Phone: (832) 813-6500

LSCS Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,601sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, cartography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine543EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology241dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech ...
Business and Management232business, business management, logistics, accounting
Engineering Technician113electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, surveying tech
Computer Science and Engineering96computer and info science, web design
Medical Administration77medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching51instructional media design, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Beauty and Cosmetology48cosmetology, facial treatment, cosmetoloty instructor
Mechanics and Repair40HVAC, automobile mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31occupational therapist assistant
Law28legal assistant
Family and Social Work26child care management
Office and Administration24administrative assistant, office data entry
Design17interior design
Therapy and Counseling15physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Science and Laboratory Technician14biology tech
Production Trades13welding
Construction Trades2power transmission
Media1communication studies, printing equipment operation
Hospitality0tourism and travel

Number of programs and degrees for LSCS in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,39846
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years44932
Award of less than 1 academic year42131

LSCS Student Body

In 2007-2008, LSCS had a total enrollment of 39,756 students (28,365 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 13%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 22%
20-21 21%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


LSCS Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 44 %

LSCS Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of The Woodlands, 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.

LSCS Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,440
Books and supplies $ 600

Financial Aid:
LSCS participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1114500)

LSCS Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$82,93424$68,852
Associate professorcalendar year2*16$58,839
Assistant professorcalendar year3$56,09611$57,810
All faculty totalcalendar year14$73,59951$63,329

*: 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
Professoracademic year223$69,756227$65,423
Associate professoracademic year40$55,42774$52,300
Assistant professoracademic year9$52,00918$49,874
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year274$66,796321$61,310

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

LSCS Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Logistics and Materials Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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LSCS Highlights

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What Sets LSCS Apart:

Number of students
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%LSCS Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%LSCS Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%LSCS % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%LSCS % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%LSCS % of degrees in medical administration
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%LSCS Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%LSCS % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%LSCS Female % of student body

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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