Extraordinary Growth

Lone Star College serves an area of more than 1,400 square miles with a population of 2.1 million including some of the fastest growing communities in the state. In the past four years alone, the LSC service area has grown by 176,000 people, more people than 39 U.S. states added during the same time period. An additional 242,000 people are expected to increase the region’s population to 2.55 million by 2019.

The workforce in the LSC area has grown by 9% in the past five years.

Since voters approved the last Lone Star College System bond in 2008, LSCS has added more than 33,565 credit students, a 68 percent growth rate (fall 2007 – fall 2014). When combined with non-credit students, Lone Star College System has a total enrollment of more than 95,000.

Economic Impact

Lone Star College System adds $3.1 billion in economic impact directly into the local community each year, with $2.8 billion in increased earnings for LSCS students.

  • 91% of our students stay in the local community after attending LSCS.
  • They spend money, pay taxes and buy homes in the community.
  • Their enhanced skills and abilities increase the output of local employers.

Source: EMSI, Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., May 2014

Chart of bond financial summary by building type

Committed to Student Success

A national leader in conferring degrees and dedicated to student success and credential completion, Lone Star College is:

  • Recognized nationally as a Top 10 Associate Degree Producer
  • Leading the Texas Reverse Transfer Initiative, in collaboration with The University of Texas, a key strategy in Texas’ goal of increasing higher education degree attainment
  • Leading the Texas Completes effort statewide to dramatically increase college completion rates

LSCS Fall Credit Student Headcount

Campus 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
LSC-CyFair 12,248 13,205 15,175 18,107 19,433 18,906 19,544 20,384
LSC-Kingwood 7,918 8,155 9,293 10,879 12,057 11,947 11,943 12,837
LSC-Montgomery 9,254 9,667 10,962 12,653 13,352 13,250 12,758 13,254
LSC-North Harris 11,380 11,701 13,549 16,356 18,478 18,756 17,217 17,721
LSC-Tomball 8,453 8,766 9,865 11,344 12,360 9,454 8,862 9,361
LSC-University Park --- --- --- --- --- 5,564 7,297 9,261
System Total 49,253 51,494 58,844 69,339 75,680 77,877 77,621 82,818
Why Lone Star Colege?

2014 Election Downloads

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2014 Bond Referendum and Board of Trustees Election brochure
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2014 LSC brochure
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Key Messages

2014 LSC Bond Key Messages
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Quick Facts

2014 LSC Bond Quick Facts
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Key Messages

2014 LSC Bond Referendum and Board of Trustees Election Presentation (pdf)

LSC Fall Credit + Non-Credit Student Headcount

From fall 2007 - fall 2014 LSCS added more than 33,565 credit students – a 68% increase.

Chart of LSCS fall headcount

LSC Fast Facts

  • 95,000+ students
    (Fall 2014, credit + non-credit)
  • Added 33,565 credit students from 2007 – 2014, a 68% increase
  • 180+ programs of study
  • Top 10 Degree Producer, ranked 4th in the U.S.
  • Train 84% of area first responders and 60% of area nurses
  • 91% of students stay in the community after attending
  • 8,000 high school dual credit students
  • 6,000+ employees
    (full-time/part-time)
  • 2.1 million population
    2.55 million by 2019
  • $3.1 billion annual economic impact

LSC Locations

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