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Lone Star College recognized as a Top 10 degree producer

Community College Week magazine has named Lone Star College a Top 10 producer of associate degrees, ranking fifth nationally among all community colleges in the U.S.

“Lone Star College remains committed to student success,” said Steve Head, LSC chancellor.  “Degree and certificate completion is certainly one strong measure of student success and I am proud of the hard work our faculty and staff put in to ensure our students have the very best instruction in the nation.”

The 2015 list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week magazine listed LSC fifth in the nation among the more than 1,100 community colleges for the number of associate degrees awarded.

Community College Week reported LSC awarded 4,409 associate degrees to students in all disciplines based on the 2013-2014 school year dataderived from their analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

LSC also ranked third among community colleges nationwide in the 2015 list for the number of Hispanic students receiving their associate degrees. 1,334 Hispanic graduates, representing 30 percent of the total LSC graduates earned their associate degree in 2013-2014, a 15 percent increase over degrees awarded in 2012-13.

Nationally, community colleges enroll 56 percent of all Hispanic undergraduates.

Other notable rankings for LSC in the Community College Week 2015 nationwide list include:

  • Fourth in Nursing, Registered Nursing, Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing Degrees
  • Third in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Associate Degrees
  • Second in Education Associate Degrees
  • Fifth in Health Professions and Related Programs
  • Sixth in all degrees among minorities

“From the moment a student walks into the door, we are ready to assist them with academic advisors, counseling services and success programs to help them achieve their goals,” said Head.

The Top 100 Associate Degree Producers list is compiled by the magazine each year from data derived from a Community College Week analysis of U.S. Department of Education data. The 2015 list contains data from the 2013-14 academic year.

Community College Week, one of several national publications covering the education industry, publishes the rankings each fall.

Lone Star College is recognized nationally as a top producer of
associate degrees by Community College Week magazine.

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.