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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,096 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
27.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
607 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Lone Star College System is $2,736, which is $486 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,096, which is 113% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,840 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,197.

In 2016, 28% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lone Star College System has a total enrollment of 71,551 students. The full-time enrollment at Lone Star College System is 19,901 students and the part-time enrollment is 51,650. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Lone Star College System are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lone Star College System, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38% Hispanic or Latino, 32.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.67% Asian, 3.12% Two or More Races, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 2.82% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Lone Star College System in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (5.57%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (4.54%) and White Female (4.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 1,158 more women than men graduated from Lone Star College System. The majority of students graduating from Lone Star College System are White. These 3,451 graduates mean that there were 1.16 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,963 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lone Star College System is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 4,882 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 335 graduates and General Business with 177 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lone Star College System, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 4,882 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 582 graduates and Precision Production with 280 graduates.


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Lone Star College System has an endowment valued at nearly $13M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $662,925 (5.1%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Lone Star College System had a total expenditure of $456M. Of that $456M, they spent $187M on salaries and $40.2M on benefits.

Lone Star College System employs 537 Professors, 152 Associate professors, and 102 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lone Star College System are Female Professors (290), Male Professors (247), and Female Associate professors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lone Star College System are: Office and Administrative Support, with 622 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 535 employees, and Management with 269 employees.



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