University description (as per official university website)
Lee College was established in 1934, and when registration was completed for that first semester, 177 students had enrolled in the inaugural session of Lee Junior College of Goose Creek, Texas. The Board of Trustees of the Goose Creek Independent School District had agreed as early as 1931 that a junior college should be established to provide educational opportunity to students who could not otherwise afford it.
The first graduation was on May 24, 1935, with four women receiving diplomas: Juanita Barrington (Mrs. David Holm), Byrtis Avey (Mrs. Elmer Brinkley), La Del Payne (Mrs. Barney Hillard) and Hudnall Spence (Mrs. Robert Southwick). A 33 percent increase in the fall of 1935 boosted enrollment to 236.
The founders of the college were interested in providing a strong academic curriculum and a comprehensive technical/vocational curriculum. In 1936, the vocational program was initiated. Later, it became known as the Robert E. Lee Institute, Vocational Division of Lee Junior College. No college credit was given for work in the institute until 1941, and it did not become an integral part of the college until 1945, following a two-year
period when no technical/vocational courses were offered.
Admissions & Records
Lee College is a two-year lower-division undergraduate institution located in Baytown, Texas. Baytown is about 25 miles east of Houston, Texas. The college is a commuter school; all students reside off-campus. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for admission to Lee College. In addition, certain undocumented residents of the U.S. and foreign nationals may also apply. College readiness assessment is required prior to enrollment.
Programs of Study
Lee College offers certificates (about one year to complete) and associate degrees (about two years to complete). Click on the following to see information and the list of programs available for a certificate or degree:
List of Programs Available
Certificates and Degrees Offered
Special Admissions Programs
These programs at Lee College have special admission processes and/or requirements:
Associate Degree Nursing
The mission of the financial aid office is to provide assistance for our students to pay for their Lee College expenses and possibly some living expenses whenever possible. The amount of assistance a student can receive is determined using a number of factors such as the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the Department of Education, the Cost of Attendance calculations required by the Department of Education, Number of credit hours being attempted, residency status, and degree or certificate program to name a few.