Lee College Quick Facts

Fall 2017 Enrollment: 7,903 (8% increase over Fall 2016)

Top 10 Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates - All info in the graph duplicated in the text that follows.

  1. Process Technology (1,098)
  2. Instrumentation Technology (955)
  3. General Studies (757)
  4. CADD & Engineering Technology (756)
  5. Business Management Technology — Huntsville Center (565)
  6. Nursing (439)
  7. Welding Technology — Huntsville Center (418)
  8. Business Management Technology (331)
  9. CDL Truck Driving & Heavy Equipment Operation Technology — Huntsville Center (295)
  10. Cabinet Making & Millwork Technology — Huntsville Center (284)

Total Associate’s Degrees & Certificates Awarded in Last 5 Years

10,114


Ethnicity and Gender: 45% are male, 55% are female. 44% are Hispanic/Latino, 37% are White, 13% are African-American, and 6% are other


Age Breakdown: 48% are 18-24, 26% are Under 18, 10% are 25-29, 10% are 30-39, 4$ are 40-49, 2% are 50-59, and 1% are 60+

Notable Achievements, Initiatives and Programs

  • Board/CEO and Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership
  • 2015 American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence Winner for Student Success
  • 2015 American Association of Community Colleges Award Finalist for Exemplary Board/CEO
  • 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Award for Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success
  • Top 10 percent of Community Colleges in the Nation – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 (Aspen Institute)
  • Top 10 Best Community Colleges in the Nation (SmartAsset)
  • Top 50 Best Community Colleges in the Nation (WalletHub)
  • Second in the Nation for Value of Technical Degrees (Brookings Institution)
  • Top 50 Associate-Degree Producers in the Nation for Science Technologies/Technicians, Precision Production and Engineering Technologies, Engineering-Related Fields (Community College Week)
  • Achieving The Dream Leader College
  • Lead Institution, Community College Petrochemical Initiative
  • Lead Institution, Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator
  • Federal Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • U.S. Department of Education First in the World Grant – $2.7 million
  • U.S. Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program Title V Grant – $2.6 million
  • U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Grant – $1.14 million (2016) and $4.2 million (2011)
  • U.S. Department of Labor Ready to Work Initiative Grant – $2.3 million
  • U.S. Department of Education Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at the Lee College Huntsville Center, the largest prison education program in Texas
  • Military Friendly® School and Lead Institution, College Credit for Heroes
  • International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Community College Champions for four consecutive years: 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, and 2016/2017
  • Nationally Recognized Honors Program
  • IMPACT Early College High School
  • Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County/Dual Credit Institute
  • One of Eight Foundation Fieldbus Certified Training Programs in the World

Service Area

Lee College Service AreaLee College serves a geographic area of approximately 220,000 residents within the Goose Creek, Anahuac, Barbers Hill, Baytown Christian Academy, Crosby, Dayton, Devers, East Chambers, Hardin, Hardin-Jefferson, Huffman, Hull-Daisetta, Kountze, Liberty and West-Hardin school systems.

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