Lone Star College – nationally recognized, globally connected, locally focused
Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Not only great in size, LSC is a key driver and growing contributor to the local and regional economy with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion.
Students rely on Lone Star College for Associate Degrees, certifications for work in high-demand industries, and credits that enable them to transfer anywhere. In fact, LSCS provides more than 180 programs of study close to home. No wonder 95,000+ students choose Lone Star College!
Lone Star College opened its doors in the fall of 1973 when a 16-member staff welcomed 613 students to the first classes held at Aldine High School, serving residents in the Aldine, Humble and Spring Independent School Districts. The college was then known as North Harris County College. Today, Lone Star College has grown to six colleges, seven centers and two University Centers. Over the years, eight additional ISDs have joined the district which now includes 11 ISDs: Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball and Willis.
With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years.