Public 2 Year

Lone Star College

The Woodlands, Texas

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Lone Star College overview
Location The Woodlands, Texas
Online lonestar.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Lone Star College overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Lone Star College, located in The Woodlands, Texas, is a public community college system serving the northern region of the Greater Houston area. Established in 1973, the college provides a diverse array of associate degrees, certification programs, and workforce training opportunities. The Woodlands campus, enveloped by the lush forests of its suburban surroundings, offers a tranquil learning environment with modern facilities reflecting contemporary architectural styles. While the college itself is a commuter campus and does not provide on-campus housing, it supports a substantial local and regional student population. Academically, Lone Star College is known for popular programs in nursing, business administration, and energy & manufacturing technology. With an open admissions policy, the college is accessible to all applicants who meet the basic requirements for entry. Notably, Lone Star College does not have an emphasis on intercollegiate athletics; instead, it focuses on academic and technical programs aligned with regional economic needs.

Lone Star College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  18,795 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 49,620 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,420 plus fees of $0.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Lone Star College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,600
Other Expenses Budget$4,996
Total One Year Cost$23,026

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Lone Star College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,550
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,600
Budget for Other Expenses$4,996
Total One Year Cost$26,566

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lone Star College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 43%
Health Professions 24%
Business 8%
Education 6%
Engineering Technology 4%

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