Lone Star College has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine as a Top Degree Producer for institutions conferring associate degrees to minority students. LSC ranked third in the nation among community colleges for the number of minority students graduating in all disciplines combined.
“Lone Star College is committed to helping all students finish what they started,” said Mario K. Castillo, J.D., LSC chancellor. “I am gratified that our student success reflects the richly diverse community in which we are located.”
LSC also ranked fifth for the number of Hispanic students earning an associate degree, eighth for the number of Asian American students earning a degree and 11th nationwide for the number of African American students obtaining a degree. The rankings are based on degrees conferred in 2021-22, the most recent data available.
“We will continue to provide all necessary resources for our students so they can remain focused on their studies and earn their degree,” said Castillo. “I am proud of the tremendous work done by our faculty and staff to ensure our students are successful.”
The data for the Top 100 annual analysis come from the “Completions Survey” of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.