Lamar Community College

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School Overview

Lamar Community College is located in Lamar, in southeast Colorado. Established in 1937, it is a member of the Colorado Community College System. Located in rural Colorado, Lamar is the smallest community college in the state. However, it serves a very large geographic area, including the counties of Cheyenne, Baca, Kiowa and Prowers.

Lamar Community College has highly regarded equine and agriculture programs. The school is also home to the educational center of the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory.

Many students attend Lamar in order to transfer general course credits to a major four-year college or university. Lamar also provides technical and professional certification in a variety of fields.

The school’s athletic teams are represented by the Runnin’ Lopes, which compete in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Women may participate in sports such as softball, basketball and volleyball, while men’s programs include basketball, baseball and golf. The school also hosts a co-educational rodeo team that competes in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

General Information

Admission Office

2401 South Main Street

Lamar, CO 81052-3999

(719) 336-1590

Contact: Angela Woodward

Dean of Student Services
Main Address

2401 South Main Street

Lamar, CO 81052

(719) 336-2248

Degree-seeking undergrads: 612


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission criteria for horse training management based on riding skills; admission to nursing based on test scores.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Agronomy/Crop Science A
Animal Sciences A
Equestrian/Equine Studies A,C
Farm/Ranch Management C
Range Science/Management A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Information Sciences/Systems A


Education – General A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lamar Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (719) 336-2248
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2401 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 849
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 725 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,382
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,828

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lamar Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lamar Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 32
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Construction Trades 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 61
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Grand total 1813

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lamar Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,000
Out-of-state $6,382
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 130 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 126 91% $6,828
Student loan aid 62 45% $4,913

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 483 64% $5,832
Federal student loans 150 20% $5,445

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lamar Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lamar Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lamar Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 849
Undergraduate enrollment 849
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lamar Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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