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 Lee College 

Name: Lee College
President:  Dr. Dennis Brown
City: Baytown
State: TX
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Midsize City
Year Established: 1934

Board of Regents Website 

Lee College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 6,060
Part Time: 82%
Full Time: 18%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)

Female: 53%
Male: 47%

African American: 14%
American Indian: 0.3%
Asian: 1%
Hispanic: 41%
International: 1%
Multi-ethnic: 2%
Non Specified: 1%
Pacific Islanders: 0.2%
White: 39%


    Dr. Dennis Brown

    Dr. Dennis Brown

    Ronald D. Haddox, Chairman

    Ronald D. Haddox, Board Chair

    Quote from the President

    “Lee College has earned national recognition for exceptional academic and technical programs, innovative initiatives to increase student success and expand college access to the underrepresented and underserved in our community, the steady growth of our diverse student body, and the high economic value of our degrees and certificates. We no longer talk about preparing our students for jobs upon graduation. We are equipping them with the skills and knowledge to launch well-paying careers that last a lifetime – and the high levels of praise and exposure that Lee College has earned in recent years have only confirmed that something special is happening in higher education and workforce training in Baytown, Texas.” 

    Interesting Facts

    • Lee College is the lead institution in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, an ExxonMobil-funded grant program to train new generations of skilled workers for petrochemical careers and recruit highly qualified professionals with industry experience for faculty positions.  
    • Through the award-winning Student Success to the Core approach, Lee College works to create a college-going culture in the community and ensure students have every resource needed to ease their transition from high school through college. The initiative engages influencers at every level to provide students with wraparound support for their educational journeys: high school and college faculty and counselors, parents and families, business and industry partners, non-profit organizations, local government and community volunteers.
    • Students accepted into the nationally recognized Lee College Honors Program take American Studies and The Human Condition – unique, seminar-style classes that emphasize meaningful dialogue and open discussion as key components of the curriculum. Students have been invited and traveled to academic conferences across the nation and around the world to present research completed as part of their coursework.
    • Since 1966, Lee College has operated one of the largest and most successful offender education programs in the United States through the Huntsville Center, which provides more than 1,000 students incarcerated at six Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison units and one private prison the opportunity to earn an associate degree or certificate. While 70 percent of those paroled from prison will return behind bars, the recidivism rate for offenders with a college education is just 10 percent.
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