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Lamar Community College: Narrative Description


2401 South Main St.
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
Tel: (719)336-2248; 800-968-6920; Admissions: (719)336-2248; Fax: (719)336-2448; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Endowment: $200,000. Total enrollment: 1,021. 414 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 25 states and territories, 12 other countries, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/16. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Earth Day, Antelope Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resources Center with 27,729 books and 172 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $127,718. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Lamar is an All-America City located at the junction of U.S. Highways 50, 287, and 385 with a dry climate and a population of 9,000. Livestock and poultry are primary concerns in this extensively irrigated area for which Lamar is a trading center. Airlines, railroads and buses serve the area. The community facilities include churches, a hospital and clinics, a library and various civic clubs. part-time employment is available. The recreational activities include hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, swimming, and baseball.

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