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Lone Star College recognized as a Top 25 College for Hispanics

Lone Star College was named a Top 25 College for Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

LSC was ranked third in the nation for the number of Hispanic students enrolled and fourth for the number of associate degrees awarded in 2015.  The 2017 list published contains data from the academic year ending in 2015, the latest complete data available.

“Lone Star College works very hard to ensure all students succeed,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We will continue to make sure Lone Star College students have the resources they need to improve their lives, add to the economic vitality of our region and help our community remain strong.”

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (HO) Magazine is a national monthly publication rooted in serving the unique needs of the Hispanic community in higher education. This annual report is based on information gathered from the Department of Education IPEDS database.

The LSC Hispanic student population has shown tremendous growth over the past decade, increasing 328 percent from 9,945 students in fall 2006 to 32,626 fall 2016. Hispanics represent the largest ethnic group at LSC with 38 percent of the total student population.

LSC has many ongoing initiatives to increase Hispanic success in higher education. The U.S. Department of Education awarded LSC more than $4.6 million in August 2016 to help improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students. The grant money is being used to expand the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions initiative.

“Thanks to this grant, we’ve developed a program called ‘Mi Casa Es Su Casa’ at Lone Star College-North Harris,” said Head. “The project will use a variety of resources to design and create a positive learning community, specifically targeting traditionally-underserved students.”

Registration for summer classes at LSC are underway. Visit LoneStar.edu/Registration to learn more about how you can advance your education at an affordable price.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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