Lone Star College recognized as top school for Hispanics

Hispanic Outlook on Education has named Lone Star College as the #1 two-year college in the nation for the number of undergraduate Hispanic students enrolled in 2018.

“Lone Star College is proud of the educational opportunities we offer to all students,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We appreciate this recognition and remain committed to student success.”

The monthly publication, which provides education news while maintaining a unique Hispanic perspective, publishes this ranking list each year.

Hispanic Outlook on Education noted that LSC welcomed nearly 28,000 Hispanic students in 2018, representing 38% percent of the total LSC student population. The rankings were determined by the national Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, a method of surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Data for 2018 was the latest available.

In addition to being recognized as a leader in Hispanic education by Hispanic Outlook, LSC is designated as an Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, a recognition that is given to nonprofit institutes with a full-time undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.

“I am very proud of the role Lone Star College employees play in serving our diverse community,” said Head.

LSC was also recognized by Hispanic Outlook on Education for being second in the nation in awarding associate degrees to Hispanics. More than 2,800 degrees were conferred, representing 36% of the total number of degrees LSC awarded in 2019.

Hispanic Outlook on Education ranked Lone Star College #1 in the nation for the number of Hispanic students enrolled in two-year colleges.


Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ 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 almost $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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