Lone Star College System

Lone Star College System Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Lone Star College System? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors North Harris Montgomery offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lone Star College System Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lone Star College System was awarded 313 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational/instructional technology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked North Harris Montgomery as #205 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 136 colleges in Texas, North Harris Montgomery is ranked at #9.

See all of the rankings for Lone Star College System.

Is It Hard to Get Into North Harris Montgomery?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Lone Star College System has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Lone Star College System admissions.

Lone Star College System Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Lone Star College System, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lone Star College System is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lone Star College System

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Lone Star College System this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lone Star College System.

Lone Star College System Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 74,300 undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery with 20,312 being full-time and 53,988 being part-time.

How Much Does Lone Star College System Cost?

The overall average net price of North Harris Montgomery is $8,016. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for North Harris Montgomery

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,146 $7,538 $9,390 $12,136 $13,064

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of North Harris Montgomery, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At North Harris Montgomery, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $3,726 a year. That adds up to $14,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Harris Montgomery is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do North Harris Montgomery Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from North Harris Montgomery make around $36,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 9% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Lone Star College System make the most money.

Location of Lone Star College System

Located in The Woodlands, Texas, Lone Star College System is a public institution. The city atmosphere of The Woodlands makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for North Harris Montgomery are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399
Phone: 832-813-6500
Website: www.lonestar.edu/

Lone Star College System Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Lone Star College System along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at North Harris Montgomery

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 29,700 students took at least one online class at Lone Star College System. This is an increase from the 28,841 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 29,700 11,308
2017-2018 28,841 11,524
2016-2017 29,340 13,243
2015-2016 22,873 9,166
2013-2014 21,439 8,859

Learn more about online learning at Lone Star College System.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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