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Lone Star College System is a public institution situated in The Woodlands, Texas. The Woodlands is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

19,922 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,632 Avg In-State Tuition

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Lone Star College System Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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
#4 Best Value Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Industrial Production Technology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards North Harris Montgomery has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Schools College Factual
#7 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#10 Best Precision Metal Working Schools College Factual
#12 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual
#50 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#58 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is 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

Can I Afford North Harris Montgomery?

$4,632 In-State Tuition
13% Take Out Loans
15.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time North Harris Montgomery students paid $193 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $248 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,632 $5,952
Fees $48 $48
Books and Supplies $2,550 $2,550

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 13% of students took out student loans averaging $3,835 a year. That adds up to $15,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Harris Montgomery is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Lone Star College System Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,922 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 70,109 undergraduate students at North Harris Montgomery, with 19,922 being full-time and 50,187 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 19,922 full-time undergraduates at North Harris Montgomery, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,563
Black or African American 2,475
Hispanic or Latino 8,262
White 5,529
International Students 953
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,140

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

32,804 Took All Classes Online
50,269 Took At Least One Class Online
54.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 50,269 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.


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 54.9%. This is the #526 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Harris Montgomery regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 350 51 16 417
Industrial Technology 161 60 38 259
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 84 23 30 137
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 67 23 25 115
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 32 45 30 107
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 58 13 20 91
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 91 91
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 14 15 39 68
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 12 45 0 57
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 9 34 43
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 42 0 42
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 12 10 17 39
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 2 32 34
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 4 29 0 33
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 32 32
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 31 0 31
Surgical Technology 0 16 0 16
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 7 8 15
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 13 0 13
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 12 0 12
Radiologic Technology 10 0 0 10
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist 9 0 0 9
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 7 0 0 7
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 3 3 6
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Petroleum Technology/Technician 0 1 2 3
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 820 455 417 1,692


*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.

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