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Lone Star College rated number one community college system in Texas

RateMyProfessors.com has rated Lone Star College as the number one community college system in Texas.

Each year RateMyProfessors.com collects data from students and compiles lists of the top schools in the country which is used as a resource by students. Schools are rated in categories such as quality, reputation, location and student happiness.

LSC was ranked as the best community college system in Texas for 2013-14 for the second year in a row.

An adjunct biology professor at LSC-Fairbanks Center, Abigail Kennedy, was also recognized as one of the highest rated community college professors, ranking 12th in the nation.

“We are committed to student success and it is encouraging to know our students are happy with the education and experience they receive at Lone Star College,” said Dr. Keri Rogers, LSC vice chancellor, academic affairs. “We are also very excited about Abigail Kennedy being recognized by her students. You can tell how much her students enjoyed taking her class by their comments.”

In addition to LSC being the highest-rated college system in Texas with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, Palo Alto College, a member of Alamo Colleges with 9,000 students, was the highest-rated single college campus in Texas. 

Comments posted by LSC students on RateMyProfessors.com include:

“I absolutely love Lone Star College! Being a freshman was very nerve-wracking for me, but my counselor went through some sessions with me to help cope with stress, which was all free through the school. Lone Star College wants us to succeed and is willing to do anything to make that happen. My words can't express how GREAT this school is!”

“It has relatively small classes so it feels like an average school or even high school. So it makes it easy to adapt being in college. Also it’s a lot of fun.”

“Great school. Amazing teachers, I love showing up every day, it is an awesome experience. Great for 1st year students and even transfers. The teachers actually care and try to help you to the best of their abilities. They have all kinds of help, tutoring, math labs everything all to help you succeed.”

LSC was rated 4.0 (out of a possible 5.0) for overall quality for the second year in a row. LSC also rated 4.0 for reputation, 4.4 for location and 4.6 for happiness. Additional categories and LSC average ratings included: campus, 4.4; library, 4.2; opportunity, 3.9; and clubs, 3.7.

LSC students also took time to provide comments on professor Kennedy saying:

“She is an amazing professor!! My favorite professor of all time!! Super sweet and super helpful. Really cares about her students and willing to work with the student. You can really tell she loves her job and cares about her students. Definitely take her!!! Two thumbs-up!!”

“I can't even put into words how wonderful this teacher is. I took her 3 week mini class. During it, I got behind due to a death in the family. She worked with me the entire way! (I also did work hard to catch up though) She really wants the best for her students. :)”

Founded in 1999, RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 14 million ratings, 1.3 million professors and 7,000 schools to RateMyProfessors.com. User-generated content makes RateMyProfessors.com the highest trafficked site for quickly researching and rating professors, colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. More than 4 million college students each month are using RateMyProfessors.com.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, 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. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.