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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


Ethnicity and Sex: 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

  • 2018 Bellwether Award Finalist for Instructional Programs & Services (IPS) recognizing Lee College’s Weekend College Aspen Prize Top 150 Community Colleges from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide for the fifth consecutive year
  • 2017 American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence Finalist for Advancing Diversity, Faculty Innovation and Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership
  • 2016 American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence Finalist for Faculty Innovation, Exemplary 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) 2nd 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 offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in­ demand careers.With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas,and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes the school systems of Goose Creek, Anahuac, Barbers Hill, Baytown Christian Academy, Crosby, Dayton, Devers, East Chambers, Hardin, Hardin-Jefferson, Huffman, Hull-Daisetta, Kountze, Liberty and West Hardin.

McNair Center

Exterior of the McNair CenterThe McNair Center first opened in 2008 and quickly outgrew the available space, prompting an initial renovation that was completed in 2011. The latest expansion project was funded through a bond issue approved in 2013 by 72 percent of voters. For years, Lee College has offered cosmetology, non-credit healthcare, and other non-credit classes at this state-of-the-art facility located at 3411 1-10West in Baytown. Now, supported by bond funded renovations, the McNair Center also offers Machining, Millwright, Piping and Welding. For the most current list of classes offered at the Center, refer to the credit and community education class schedules available online at www.lee.edu/south-liberty/ or call 281.527.5611.

Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County

Exterior of the Lee College Education Center - South Liberty CountyLee College Education Center – South Liberty County (LCEC) is centrally located on State Highway 146 bypass in Liberty. The center reflects the college’s commitment to supporting academic resources and workforce training offered throughout the region. The LCEC offers a dual credit institute, post-secondary educational programs, fast-track workforce training and community education to students in the South Liberty County area.

The Dual Credit Institute serves students of five neighboring school districts — Anahuac, Dayton, Liberty, Hardin and Hull-Daisetta — in offering coursework in the high-demand technical fields of process technology, electrical technology, and computer-aided drafting and design, along with academic transfer courses.

Community Education Programs are offered through the Harris County Department of Education. HCDE’s highly qualified teachers provide GED classes as well as English as a second language (ESL) classes at the LCEC. HCDE Adult Education offers working adults the opportunity to gain the skills needed to take advantage of better job opportunities or move into higher education. For more information please visit, www.hcde-texas.org.

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