(Feb. 25, 2011) – Lone Star College System has reported that it has enrolled 69,000-plus students for spring 2011, 11 percent more than last spring.
As of Feb. 1, the official day of record, LSCS had 69,245 students enrolled in classes at its colleges, 6,839 more students in classes than last spring’s total of 62,406.
LSCS officials had projected 65,000 students for this spring semester.
"This continued growth illustrates the confidence our community has in Lone Star College and its ability to provide an affordable and convenient option for educating this generation of students," said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor.
With 69,245 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and 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 Houston area and the fastest-growing college system in the state of Texas.
LSCS is working to keep up with the growth. Through a 2008 bond referendum approved by the system's voters, expansion of facilities is ongoing throughout the college system to help accommodate more and more students each semester.
"Our board of trustees, as well as the voters in this community, saw the need as we did and approved the May 2008 bond referendum," Carpenter said. "We are in the midst of dedicating new buildings at all of our campuses to help handle this explosive growth."
Every college in the system logged significant student enrollment growth for this spring, with LSC-North Harris leading the way with a 16 percent increase and 2,296 additional students registered over last spring. Other colleges were as follows: LSC-CyFair, 11.7 percent increase, 1,903 additional students; LSC-Kingwood, 11.2 percent increase, 1,077 additional students; LSC-Montgomery, 7.9 percent increase, 919 additional students; and LSC-Tomball, 6.2 percent increase, 644 additional students.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, 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.