Lone Star College System: Ranking & Review

The Woodlands
United States
Top 15%

Lone Star College System Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)72,33629,76342,573

29,340 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

13,243 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Lone Star College System has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Lone Star College System Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Lone Star College System does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,859$3,216
Fees for full-time undergraduates$544$544
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$119$134

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities5,3905,390
Health Professions and Related Programs1,3321,332
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services689689
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields460460
Precision Production411411
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians364364
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service166166
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services144144
Personal and Culinary Services7070
Legal Professions and Studies5858
Visual and Performing Arts2929
Social Sciences2828
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2828
Construction Trades2020
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1616
Science Technologies & Technicians1313
Biological and Biomedical Sciences99
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Grand Total9,5359,535

A total of 9,535 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Lone Star College System.

Graduation rate12%10%14%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

General info

Alternative namesTomball
North Harris
University Park
North Harris Montgomery
N Harris Montgomery
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementLone Star College System provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,191
Instructional FTE1,948
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.lonestar.edu
Address5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas, 77381-4399
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population110,000