Setting: Medium two-year
In-state Tuition: $1,872.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $3,302.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
Male/Female Ratio: 47:53
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Lee College is a comprehensive community college located in Baytown, Texas, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Houston. Lee College's main campus occupies 40 acres (160,000 m2) landscaped near downtown Baytown and maintains extension campuses throughout its service area. The school has an enrollment of over 9,000 total students, with approximately 5,800 of them enrolled full time in one of over 60 academic, technical education, and non-credit continuing education programs.
Lee College serves as a focal point for the development of educated, gainfully employed, and socially aware residents of our local community. In 1991, House Bill 2009 mandated that public community colleges develop a strategic plan based on guidelines developed by the Governorï¿½s Office. This statute was amended in 1993, requiring that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) develop a consolidated plan for all public community colleges for submission to the state.
Established in 1934. Originally housed on the Robert E. Lee High School campus, Lee College severed its initial integration with the Goose Creek Independent School District under the leadership of the college's first dean, Walter Rundell. In 1948, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Lee College accreditation and recommended that the college developed its own campus apart from the local high school. A successful bond election in the following year allowed for the construction of Rundell Hall and the campus gymnasium. The college experienced tremendous growth after classes began in the new buildings in 1951. By 1965, the college had added the Social Sciences building, the Library, Moler Hall, TV1 and Bonner Hall as well as an addition the gymnasium. Funding from the 1988 bond issue allowed for the construction of a new science building to replace the antiquated facilities formerly housed in the math and administration building. The renovation of the McNulty-Haddick building created additional classroom space for Allied Health and Fine Arts. In 2000, another successful bond election led to expansion of the campus by more than 33 percent with the addition in 2002 of a new Advanced Technology Center (library). Parking was also expanded and beautification efforts including a central courtyard, covered walks, and landscaping were completed. In 2003, Technical-Vocational Building a received major renovation, including the construction of a Cisco Academy. In October 2004, the College completed the renovation to the old library into a Student Center with game room, Cyber Cafï¿½, Bayer Conference Center, Enterprise Gallery, Security office, and student club offices. In December 2004, the College finished renovation to the old gym, which now provides offices, swimming pool, weight room and other facilities. In 2008, Lee College began construction of its showcase Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2009 and today hosts a variety of campus and community events. In 2012, a paper by former honor student Celeste Butler earned the school a historical marker dedication.