About LSC


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Economic Impact

  • Lone Star College adds nearly $3 billion annually to the Houston economy with higher student incomes and increased business productivity.
  • Students will receive a present value of $1.9 billion in increased earnings over their working lives. This translates to a return of $6.00 in higher future earnings for every dollar that students invest in their education at LSC. The corresponding annual rate of return is 19.9%.
  • The state of Texas will receive an estimated present value of $11.1 billion in added state revenue over the course of the students’ working lives. Texas will also benefit from an estimated $182.7 million in present value social savings related to reduced crime, lower welfare and unemployment assistance, and increased health and well-being across the state.
  • Taxpayers provided $388.9 million of state and local funding to LSC in FY 2022-23. In return, taxpayers will receive an estimated present value of $716.3 million in added tax revenue stemming from the students’ higher lifetime earnings Investment analysis and the increased output of businesses. Savings to the public sector add another estimated $67.3 million in benefits due to a reduced demand for government-funded social services in Texas.

View the full Economic Impact Report (pdf)

Additional Reports

View the Analytics & Institutional Reporting website

View the Institutional Effectiveness website

Budget 2023 – 2024


Funding Sources 2023 – 2024

Property Tax - $202,813,194
State Funds - $89,328,353
Misc. Activities - $9,199,618
Tuition and Fees - $139,310,999

Property Tax Rates

Maintenance and Operations - $0.0737
Interest and Sinking - $0.0341
Tax Rate Total - $0.1078

Bond Rating

Standard & Poor's Global Ratings' assigned its 'AAA' long-term rating to Lone Star College on May 5, 2020. At the same time, they affirmed their 'AAA' rating on the LSC existing (GO) debt. 
Click here to view the report.

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