Lamar Community College

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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

[email protected]

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.

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