Lone Star College (LSC) awarded 8,863 associate degrees and certifications for Spring 2020, representing a 7% increase from 2019.
“I am so inspired by the spirit and tenacity of our students,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “Despite all the challenges they faced this past semester, Lone Star College students demonstrated a can-do attitude that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”
LSC graduates were recognized in videos posted to LoneStar.edu/CongratsGrads.
LSC delayed reopening classes by four weeks following spring break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, LSC officials developed a plan which added 5,301 online courses for a total of 6,825 available to help students finish the spring semester.
“Graduating from Lone Star College is a blessing,” said Justin Braxton, LSC-North Harris graduate. “I am the youngest of six kids and the first college graduate. I consider this a big accomplishment for me and my family.”
Lone Star College ranks second nationally in conferring associate degrees among all community colleges, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. The ranking is from the 2017-18 academic year, the latest complete data available. There are approximately 1,100 community colleges nationwide.
“It is incredible to think Lone Star College saw an increase in degrees and certifications awarded from last year given everything these students went through,” said Dr. Alton Smith, Ed.D., LSCS Board of Trustees chair. “I encourage all of them to keep the momentum going.”
Summer II and fall registration are currently underway. Visit LoneStar.edu/Programs-Of-Study to explore all the opportunities available to learn a new career or to update current skills.