Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Lone Star College is a major contributor to the local, regional and state economy and is a sound economic investment.

  • Lone Star College adds nearly $3 billion annually to the Houston economy with higher student incomes and increased business productivity.
  • LSC expands the Texas tax base by about $2.1 billion in future tax revenue and government savings stemming from the students' higher lifetime earnings and increased output of businesses.
  • LSC students generate $312.5 million in social savings to the Texas public related to reduced crime, lower welfare and unemployment, and increased health and well being across the state.
  • A LSC transfer student will save $16,058 in tuition and fees by attending LSC for the first two years of their postsecondary education.

View the economic impact report (pdf)


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