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Lamar Community College Overview

Lamar Community College is a public institution situated in Lamar, Colorado. The surrounding location of Lamar is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Lamar Community College Known For?

267 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at LCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 39% of the faculty were full-time.

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Lamar Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Animal Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#171 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lamar Community College?


Contact details for LCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2401 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Phone: 719-336-2248

How Do I Get Into LCC?

You can apply to LCC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Lamar Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Lamar Community College?

39% Take Out Loans
21.7% Loan Default Rate

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 LCC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,742 a year. That adds up to $22,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LCC is 21.7%. 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.

Lamar Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

374 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 723 undergraduate students at LCC, with 374 being full-time and 349 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 374 full-time undergraduates at LCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lamar Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 115
White 208
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 25

Over 13 countries are represented at LCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Turkey.

Online Learning at Lamar Community College

69 Took All Classes Online
155 Took At Least One Class Online
21.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 155 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 35th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of LCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lamar Community College was 21.6%. This is the #1,031 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at LCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #142
Teacher Education Grade Specific #280
Accounting #331
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #484
Liberal Arts General Studies #484

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lamar Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 74 0 74
Construction 40 2 0 42
Animal Services 18 16 0 34
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 0 9 29
Cosmetology 9 2 17 28
Nursing 0 14 9 23
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 0 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 9 0 0 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 1 0 6
Agricultural Economics & Business 1 4 0 5
Accounting 1 0 1 2
Health & Physical Education 1 0 0 1
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 118 113 36 267


*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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