(May 26, 2010) – While there is still time to register for Lone Star College System summer classes which start June 7, a record number of students have already registered.
The last day to register for the first summer session is June 5.
Nearly 30 percent more students have registered for the first summer session this year, compared to last year at this time. This summer increase is following a 25 percent increase and a record 62,400 credit students who attended a Lone Star College in the spring semester.
As of May 26, with 13 days left until the first summer session begins, LSCS has logged 34,529 students registered for summer classes, which is 7,900 and 29.7 percent more than the 26,629 students who had registered by the same day in 2009.
“Lone Star College provides the most affordable quality education option out there,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor. “We are able to meet the needs of students for any number of reasons, even in the summer.”
LSCS is an open-enrollment institution which accepts all students once their admissions application has been submitted.
The student growth can be attributed to a number of factors, said Dr. Carpenter. Despite the fact that the Texas economy is depressed as a whole, the northwest Harris County and southern Montgomery County areas continue to grow and add residents. Students are also turning to LSCS as an affordable means to counter the higher tuitions of four-year schools.
Students pay in-district rates if they live within the boundaries of the 11 school districts that are a part of LSCS. Those attending from outside the LSCS area pay out-of-district tuition, which is slightly higher.
The first summer session runs June 7 through July 13. The second summer session starts on July 15 and runs through August 19, with the last day to register set for July 14.
Registration is now open for both summer sessions, as well as for the fall 2010 semester. To register for classes, go to LoneStar.edu/registration. Telephone registration is available daily except between the hours of 1:45 to 3:45 a.m. by calling 281.591.6625.
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.