Lone Star College System in The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX

(Rating 3 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Lone Star College System offers 311-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 40.9% are women, and 59.1% are men. 3% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lone Star College System is 5631$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Lone Star College System students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lone Star College System is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$5,631
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lone Star College System students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,835
$30,001 - $48,000$5,404
$48,001 - $75,000$7,529
$75,001 - $110,000$9,224
$110,001+$9,738

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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8%

Types of financial aids

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23651 of Lone Star College System undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 34 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lone Star College System number 16 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Lone Star College System awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.16%
$5,137
$30,001 - $48,000
97.56%
$4,547
$48,001 - $75,000
76%
$2,265
$75,001 - $110,000
20.28%
$360
$110,001+
1.01%
$45

Salary After Attending

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$32,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lone Star College System.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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10%
BELOW AVERAGE

Lone Star College System graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lone Star College System completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lone Star College System is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3609
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3%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Lone Star College System the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lone Star College System and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Lone Star College - North Harris

The campus located by 2700 W.w. Thorne Drive address in Houston, Texas.

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Lone Star College - North Harris in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Lone Star College System with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Lone Star College - North Harris is motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Lone Star College - Kingwood

The campus located by 20000 Kingwood Drive address in Kingwood, Texas.

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Lone Star College - Kingwood in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Lone Star College System with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Lone Star College - Kingwood is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lone Star College System offers 311 programs in total: 143 are for Associate's degree, 95 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 73 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance education programs that are provided in the Lone Star College System: 27 are for Associate's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Lone Star College System provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 46603 students with 1398099 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Lone Star College System

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I would recommend going to literally any other lonestar branch than this. The testing centers are horrible, the advisors are confused and most professors can't teach. Definitely a bad experience.

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Use Rate my professor for your teachers and don't wait last minute to sign up for classes or get your financial aid in order. Financial aid moves very slow. The day before payment for classes were due they let me know I had won a scholarship after I had already paid for them. To get in contact with them about the refund - took over a week because they moved so slowly. On top of that, I needed to purchase tons of art supplies that their book store didn't offer and because they had waited so long, I wasn't able to file for a book advance form so I could use it on the 400$ of art supplies that I ended up needing. I only took 2 classes that semester and ended up using the rest of my scholarship on my friends for supplies that they needed for school because I couldn't use the rest of it. (That was my last semester - graduated Dec 2017 - ceremony won't be until May 2018)Not every advisor/counselor is on the same page about when graduation is at all. I know now when it is after waiting for them to post it on the website but they did a lot of dragging their feet and I kept being told different things. Because of their inability to get things together, I ended up at Lone Star an extra semester because I had to take a withdraw from a class after they changed my professor. They claim they sent out an e-mail of the professor change and I did not get it until the day of after the class had already taken place. The professor was horrible. I ended up getting just 70% of my money back on top of having a permanent withdraw on my record. *I still have a 3.933 GPA though and that did not effect my GPA but it pushed me backThere are great teachers here and the Montgomery campus has a nice environment. Lots of trees and the classrooms have what you need. Art department is nice as well. Some of their programs are not set up to transfer, so be careful or you might get stuck with classes that can't.Overall it was a positive experience because I got my AA out of it and I had been given 2k$ in scholarships for my 5 semesters (excluding summer) I was there and that was without my FASFA ever being completed. I paid a lot out of pocket but better than 20k. Typically I was looking at 1200 a semester - about 800 or so for the classes and the rest was supplies. It depended though on what classes I was taking that semester. Obviously my last semester of 2 classes was not 1200.

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Overall Rating:

My brother is a student here and while the college system is convenient and the costs ok, the class section if only average and the tuition is still heads and bounds higher than just several years ago. Seems like all of these collges and universities nowadays are out to scalp students and squeeze the last penny out of them . . . . .

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Overall Rating:

I am extremely pleased with the facilities (Montgomery and North Harris) that I have studied at. I have had no complaints about the teaching staff or the experiences I have had there. On top of creating an environment that fosters creativity and personal growth, they are always very efficient at their jobs. This brings me to the only problem I have had with this school, I can not get anyone to return my call or an email. I have been to the campus twice to speak with counselors and I have been accepted to the technical school, but I need help with my financial aid. I have been calling, leaving messages, emailing and pleading with someone to get back to me for two weeks. Not a single response. The only message I received back was automated. I understand they are very busy, but I have a full time job and two children and I cant always make it to campus to speak with a counselor face to face. I wish they would be more committed to at least acknowledging that I have gotten in contact with them.

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Overall Rating:

The best professors and staff members. Easy to understand online website and tools. Many short programs for those who are looking to get out there quick. Easy time in any of the offices. Amazing new rec room. The art studios are well equipped. My only complaints are the food sucks, the student store prices are marked up high and theres no pool. But otherwise an extremely pleasant experience.

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Location & Website

Address: 5000 Research Forest Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8328136500

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: lonestar.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

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