Lone Star College System has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, as a Top 100 Degree Producer among institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.
This is the fourth year in a row in which LSCS has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, a bi-weekly publication that covers higher education.
“Lone Star College System encourages an intercultural environment and building partnerships among the many diverse groups of both students and faculty,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, LSCS chancellor “Our goal is to cultivate and prepare future leaders to be culturally competent in a diverse and multicultural society.”
LSCS ranked eighth in the nation among community colleges for the number of Hispanic students graduating in all disciplines combined. For the 2011-12 school year, 1,135 Hispanic students received an associate degree from LSCS, representing a 55 percent increase from 2010-2011.
LSCS also ranked sixth for the number of minority students completing their degrees in Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, and eighth for the number of minority students who obtained degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities.
Since its founding in 1984, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been America’s premier news source for information concerning important issues in the field of education. Diverse seeks to be a catalyst for change, and contribute to the building of educational, cultural, social and economic structures.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.