Lone Star College System

Overview


Tuition & Fees
$3,760
Average Salary in 10 Years
$40,800

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System is located in The Woodlands, Texas. It is a very large public school and offers undergrad programs. It has 72,336 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, and Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians. 12% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,000.

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About


🗺 5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
State Texas
Mission Lone Star College System provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.
🌐www.lonestar.edu

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
12%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
10%
Women Graduation Rate
14%

Cost


Can you afford to attend Lone Star College System?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$5,437
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$3,760
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$3,760
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$3,403
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$8,392

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$89
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Lone Star College System would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Lone Star College System Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
14%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Lone Star College System you can visit www.lonestar.edu/financial-aid.htm.

Lone Star College System Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $3,760
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $3,403
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Lone Star College System?

Lone Star College System students, on average, make $40,800 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Lone Star College System
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
4.7%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Lone Star College System.
Median Earnings of Students from Lone Star College System
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Lone Star College System
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Lone Star College System
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Lone Star College System
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Lone Star College System? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
10.9x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lone Star College System. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
9.6x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lone Star College System. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lone Star College System. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
20
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$68,354
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Lone Star College System?
No
Highest degree: Associate's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
100%
Undergrads
72,336
Total Students
72,336
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
68%
Students over 25
29%
Student Median Household Income
$68,473
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
59%
of undergraduates
Men
41%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Lone Star College System has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

International Students
4%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Lone Star College System
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Lone Star College System study?
Lone Star College System Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Lone Star College System are:

  1. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
  5. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Approximately 86% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Lone Star College System?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
67%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
53%
Students Who Transfer Out of Lone Star College System
21%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Lone Star College System has a retention rate of 67% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
5,304
7% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Lone Star College System has around 5,304 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 7% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Lone Star College System as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Texas


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Texas tends to be Somewhat Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 43% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 52% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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