I’m Dr. Stephen C. Head, and I serve as chancellor of Lone Star College.
I am proud to let you know that LSC was just named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the second year in a row. Lone Star College was also named to its Honor Roll, one of only four two-year colleges to be cited most often across all recognition categories. Our employees recognize that we are a great college and are proud to serve our students!
Did you know that Lone Star College has been providing access to high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education in the greater Houston area for more than 45 years?
LSC is now the college of first choice for students who live in our service area. We’re offering students a first-class education, close to home at a fraction of the cost of a 4-year university.
This past fall, more than 99,000 students made the smart choice to enroll at LSC in credit and noncredit classes, but don’t be overwhelmed by the thought of that many students -- LSC offers the small classes and personal attention which can make a big difference when it comes to student success.
“Lone Star College really offered me a strong start,” said Jeff Fiore via Facebook. “I got my Associate Degree there in 2015 and was able to transfer to UT Austin to get a Bachelor of Arts.”
Students seeking to improve their college transcripts and transferability with challenging coursework across a broad range of disciplines can enroll in The Honors College at LSC.
We also provide students with the opportunity to study abroad. This year, LSC students are able to study in Italy, Greece or Ireland or participate in a cultural exchange visit to China. In addition, LSC also offers dual credit courses, allowing high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time, saving them time and money in earning their degrees.
LSC is also known as a global leader in workforce training that helps students launch new careers in some of the hottest industries in the Houston region, like health care, computer technology, HVAC-R, construction, skilled trades, accounting, energy, transportation and many more. LSC was the first community college in the nation to gain accreditation by the International Association of Drilling Contractors, a group that has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas industry since 1940.
As a former director of Financial Aid, I personally saw the need to make as many scholarships available as possible. That’s why we established the LSC Promise, a scholarship and community service program that provides two years of “last-dollar” money that can be used at any Lone Star College location.
Students who apply are given assistance to navigate and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). LSC Promise then funds the balance of tuition and mandatory fees due for students who still demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is partially funded by the Lone Star College Foundation.
“Lone Star College has played a large role in my life for the past few years,” said Rachel Perez, LSC graduate. Perez will transfer to the University of Houston Downtown thanks to a partnership between the two institutions that allows students to seamlessly transfer. Perez plans to study biology before enrolling into medical school.
Worried about missing out on extracurricular college activities? LSC students have access to lots of exciting ways to get involved with their campus, other students and even the community. LSC has a comprehensive schedule of both intramural and club sports, as well as many clubs and student organizations.
With six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, we have something for everyone. Affordable tuition, close to home, world class. When you add up all the benefits, you can see why more and more students choose Lone Star College to start close and go far.
I invite you to learn more at LoneStar.edu.