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LSCS logs record enrollment for fall 2010

(Sept. 17, 2010) – The enrollment at Lone Star College System continues to surge – nearly 70,000 students have enrolled for the fall 2010 semester.

As of Sept. 14, 69,339 students had registered for fall 2010 classes, a 17.8 percent increase over fall of last year.  This milestone follows the record spring semester attendance at LSCS of 62,406 students, which was 25 percent more than the spring before.

With a total enrollment of more than 85,000, which includes students enrolling in continuing education, non-credit classes, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the greater Houston area.

“As one of the premiere college systems in the country, Lone Star College continues to be the college of choice in the Houston area,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor. “The successful formula is to provide a convenient, high-quality education at an affordable price.”

Through a 2008 bond referendum approved by voters, expansion is ongoing throughout the college system to help accommodate student growth each semester.

With 69,339 students for this fall – 10,495 more students than fall last year – LSCS is also the fastest growing college system in Texas.

“We believe that in the long haul, Lone Star College will play a key role in moving this Houston-area economy toward recovery by leading an educational push – educating more students for highly-successful, highly-desirable careers,” Carpenter said.

Every college in the system logged significant student enrollment growth for the fall as of Sept. 14. LSC-North Harris registered the largest percentage of increase at 20.7 percent over fall 2009, which represented 2,807 students. LSC-CyFair added the most students for the fall – 2,932 more students than last year for a 19.3 percent increase. Other colleges were as follows: LSC-Kingwood, 17.1 percent increase, 1,586 additional students; LSC-Montgomery, 15.4 percent increase, 1,691 additional students; and LSC-Tomball, 15 percent increase, 1,479 additional students.

Total student enrollments for each college for this fall are: LSC-CyFair – 18,107; LSC-Kingwood – 10,879; LSC-Montgomery – 12,653; LSC-North Harris – 16,356; and LSC-Tomball – 11,344.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.