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Lone Star College System Overview

Located in The Woodlands, Texas, Lone Star College System is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Lone Star College System Known For?

10,363 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at North Harris Montgomery.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Lone Star College System Rankings

North Harris Montgomery holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

North Harris Montgomery has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at North Harris Montgomery.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Instructional Media Design Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lone Star College System?

Location of Lone Star College System

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

How Do I Get Into North Harris Montgomery?

You can apply to North Harris Montgomery online at: www.lonestar.edu/admissions-application.htm

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

Can I Afford Lone Star College System?

14% Take Out Loans
12.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Lone Star College System Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,312 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 74,300 undergraduate students at North Harris Montgomery, with 20,312 being full-time and 53,988 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  North Harris Montgomery

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,312 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  North Harris Montgomery

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lone Star College System students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of North Harris Montgomery Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,466
Black or African American 2,439
Hispanic or Latino 8,481
White 5,741
International Students 1,068
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,117

Over 96 countries are represented at North Harris Montgomery. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Venezuela, and Mexico.

Online Learning at Lone Star College System

11,524 Took All Classes Online
28,841 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 28,841 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of North Harris Montgomery

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lone Star College System was 8.8%. This is the #1,409 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Harris Montgomery regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 15%
Communication & Journalism 28%
Computer & Information Sciences 26%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at North Harris Montgomery 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 North Harris Montgomery.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #33
Business Support & Assistant Services #60
Communication & Media Studies #60
Communication & Journalism #91
Computer Information Systems #97
General Business/Commerce #103
Accounting #144
Teacher Education Grade Specific #162
Computer & Information Sciences #219
Criminal Justice & Corrections #228
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #260
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #266
Liberal Arts General Studies #266
Education #394
Business Administration & Management #474

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%.

Lone Star College System 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 6,111 0 6,111
Nursing 240 386 0 626
Precision Metal Working 394 49 34 477
Business Administration & Management 172 112 72 356
Industrial Production Technology 178 71 44 293
Allied Health Professions 67 132 42 241
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 109 107 216
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 94 18 101 213
Computer Information Systems 93 71 20 184
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 172 0 172
Accounting 89 46 34 169
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 86 29 46 161
Instructional Media Design 2 74 45 121
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 107 0 107
Mental & Social Health Services 38 40 22 100
Cosmetology 25 9 51 85
General Business/Commerce 0 82 0 82
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 73 73
Legal Support Services 0 25 44 69
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 52 8 7 67
Fire Protection 13 34 0 47
American Sign Language 26 19 0 45
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 21 19 40
Geography & Cartography 22 8 10 40
Mechanical Engineering 0 37 0 37
Computer Science 0 28 0 28
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 11 14 0 25
Music 0 25 0 25
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 7 8 7 22
General Engineering 0 21 0 21
Physical Science Technicians 0 17 3 20
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 14 0 18
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 18 0 0 18
Dental Support Services 0 14 0 14
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 7 6 13
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 6 4 10
General Biology 0 8 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 3
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,631 7,941 791 10,363

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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