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Lone Star College
News Release
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

U.S. Department of Education names Lone Star College
as one of the Top Colleges for Hispanics

HOUSTON – Lone Star College has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Hispanic Outlook magazine as a leading institution for Hispanics in the United States.

LSC was ranked sixth in the nation for the number of Hispanic students enrolled in 2015 among all two-year and four-year schools. The  list, published in the August-September 2017 issue of Hispanic Outlook magazine, contains data from the 2015-16 academic year, the latest complete data available.

“Lone Star College is proud to serve our students and help them achieve their goals,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We will continue to ensure our Hispanic students have the right tools to improve their lives and in turn, help our community remain strong.”

Based on the DOE data used in the report LSC enrolled 24,494 Hispanic students.

“Lone Star College is committed to fostering a culture of student success by ensuring excellence in teaching, learning and providing student-centered support services,” said Head.

Each year Hispanic Outlook magazine releases a Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics issue, which consists of several lists from the U.S. Department of education.

LSC is also ranked fourth in the nation among community colleges for the number of Hispanic students receiving associate degrees by Community College Week magazine. Its 2016 report listed LSC with 1,717 Hispanic graduates, which represented a 29 percent increase over the prior year.

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About Hispanic Outlook:
Hispanic Outlook is a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community. HO covers events, news and ongoing trends that affect our multicultural institutions of the 21st century. Please visit our website at or call our office at 201-587-8800 for more information. 

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 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 $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit


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