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IPEDS ID: 227182
OPE ID: 01114500
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Lone Star College System
5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399
General information:  (832) 813-6500
Website:  www.lonestar.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  68,653 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty8622,567
Instructional8622,567
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-district$1,600$1,724$2,160$2,1600.0%
In-state$3,880$4,244$4,680$4,8483.6%
Out-of-state$5,200$5,564$6,000$6,1682.8%
Books and supplies$2,550$2,550$2,550$2,5500.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,700$11,700$12,600$12,6000.0%
Other$4,995$4,995$4,996$4,9960.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,995$4,995$4,996$4,9960.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-district
Off Campus$20,845$20,969$22,306$22,3060.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,145$9,269$9,706$9,7060.0%
In-state
Off Campus$23,125$23,489$24,826$24,9940.7%
Off Campus with Family$11,425$11,789$12,226$12,3941.4%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$24,445$24,809$26,146$26,3140.6%
Off Campus with Family$12,745$13,109$13,546$13,7141.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,43071%————
Grant or scholarship aid4,26969%$22,386,598$5,244
Federal grants3,80261%$18,393,342$4,838
Pell grants2,46940%$12,514,276$5,069
Other federal grants3,64559%$5,879,066$1,613
State/local government grant or scholarships84914%$2,063,724$2,431
Institutional grants or scholarships1,36922%$1,929,532$1,409
Student loan aid71411%$3,851,080$5,394
Federal student loans71411%$3,851,080$5,394
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid131,702$102,429,196$3,231
Pell grants14,917$58,733,634$3,937
Federal student loans5,456$33,375,309$6,117
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$8,401$8,633$9,036
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$7,146$7,577$7,356
$30,001 – $48,000$7,538$8,423$8,095
$48,001 – $75,000$9,390$10,821$10,417
$75,001 – $110,000$12,136$12,855$12,606
$110,001 and more$13,064$13,540$13,875
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2021
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)68,653
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,069
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 43%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 33%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • The institution did not enroll full-time, first-time bachelor’s students in the fall 2020 cohort.
  • The institution did not enroll part-time, first-time bachelor’s students in the fall 2020 cohort.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 27 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 18%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 15%
Female: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
White: 17%
Two or more races: 11%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 55%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 59%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant2319-
Category total2319-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-16-
Category total-16-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting169d49d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1717-
Business Administration and Management, General396123-
Business/Commerce, General-105d-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management6620-
Operations Management and Supervision--0
Category total648d314d0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television125-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-17d-
Category total1222d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General22886-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-4-
Computer Science-28-
Information Technology-30-
Category total228148-
Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General17914-
Category total17914-
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General458-
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist282-
Category total7310-
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-199d-
Educational/Instructional Technology4066-
Category total40265d-
Engineering
Engineering, General-27-
Mechanical Engineering-12-
Category total-39-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-12-
Industrial Technology/Technician23669-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician-4-
Petroleum Technology/Technician11-
Surveying Technology/Surveying117-
Category total24893-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation2413-
Category total2413-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-14-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician622-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8216-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician55-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training46--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage18--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist543-
Medical/Clinical Assistant43--
Occupational Therapist Assistant-42-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant569-
Physical Therapy Assistant-32-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician7257-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer19--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse317380-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-40-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-23-
Category total669683-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-163d-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting2934-
Category total29197d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal6633-
Category total6633-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-6,347d-
Category total-6,347d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician12021-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician5511-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician25432-
Category total42964-
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder51648-
Category total51648-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician812-
Chemical Technology/Technician1853-
Category total2665-
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography525-
Category total525-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-1-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General-26-
Category total-26-
Grand total3,2628,4220
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • Recipients may qualify to receive payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, and a book stipend. They can receive up to 36 months of benefits. Recipients who combine this benefit with one or more other Chapter Benefits can receive up to 48 months of total benefits. Veterans' Administration tuition and fee payments are paid directly to Lone Star College and applied as a 3rd party payment to the student's billing account.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1463
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 57
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $1,793
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,060
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 72%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time6%8%
200 percent of normal time6%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time43%46%
200 percent of normal time51%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1976)06/01/2032
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/145646.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate12.3%15.4%12.6%
Number in default9511,3031,167
Number in repayment7,7098,4299,241
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)