Lone Star College – Montgomery

Also known as North Harris Montgomery

5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Campus image of Lone Star College – Montgomery

The Lone Star College System (LSCS) was founded under the name North Harris Community College in 1973 and now serves as the third largest community college system in the state of Texas. It has since included seven campuses in total, with district offices now located at the 165-acre Montgomery campus in The Woodlands.

There are more than 40 programs being offered at LSC-Montgomery under an open enrollment admission policy. This two-year college is known for its courses in the areas of nursing, criminal justice, fire science, human services, and computer information technology, among others. Non-credit programs are also offered through Continuing Education courses for corporate training, workforce development seminars, and annual youth classes.

Students at LSC-Montgomery are provided career counseling and guidance towards transferring credits to other universities to pursue four-year degrees. The LSC University Center Campus was created to facilitate such transfers, in collaboration with six universities: Texas A&M, Texas South, Sam Houston State, Prairie View A&M, University of Houston, and University of Houston-Downtown.

The Office of Student Activities oversees several student clubs and organizations as well as the Honors Program at LSC-Montgomery. Sports and recreational events are handled by the same department, holding intramural tournaments for basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and baseball each semester.

Facilities within campus grounds include the LSC-Montgomery Center for the Arts, theater, wellness center, and a sports complex. Plans for building a health science center as well as an arts instructional building are currently under way. Security throughout all campuses is handled by the LSCS Police Department.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $1,000-$1,200
    • Out-of-State: $3,000-$3,658
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $42-$50 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $130-$150 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships48%$4,892
Receiving Student Loans22%$4,245

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Lone Star College – Montgomery may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for North Harris Montgomery compared to community colleges in Texas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 North Harris MontgomeryMontgomery CountyTexas
Graduation Rate10.9%-16.5%
Transfer-out Rate22.8%-20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: LSCS - North Harris Coll

  • English Language Program
    • Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2000)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program

Campus: LSCS - Cy-Fair Coll

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2006)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lone Star College – Montgomery.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (832) 813-6594

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (832) 813-6607

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