• Lamar State College-Orange is an open-admissions, lower-division state institution of higher education within the Texas State University System. Our mission is to provide academic transfer and associate degree programs, technical certificate and associate degree programs, developmental programs, continuing education and customized training programs and community service activities.

School Highlights

Lamar State College-Orange serves 2,395 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,395 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,784
  • Out-state tuition: $12,472
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Lamar State College-Orange
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
148 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lamar State College-Orange has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Lamar State College-Orange diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,395 students
4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
918 students
1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,477 students
3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
9%
47%
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% Black
18%
12%
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% White
70%
29%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.47
0.68
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College Completion Rate
22%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,000
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,784 is less than the state average of $4,287. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,472 is more than the state average of $6,528. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,784
$4,287
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,472
$6,528
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
59%
82%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,031
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,552
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Lamar University opened its first extension center in Orange in the fall of 1969 with classes in the former Tilley Elementary School. In 1971 the Texas Legislature passed legislation allowing Lamar University to operate a two-year educational center, thus removing the extension status and allowing students to take two full years of coursework on the Orange campus. Lamar State College-Orange currently has a student body of approximately 2,000. Two-year academic programs are offered in business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, elementary education, liberal arts, natural science and sociology. These academic programs lead to associate of science degrees and will transfer to four-year institutions for students seeking baccalaureate degrees. Thirty technical programs are available, leading to associate of applied science degrees, certificates of completion and institutional awards. Instructional programs are offered in five divisions: liberal arts, mathematics and science, business and technology, education and allied health. Lamar State College-Orange is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate of arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees and certificates of completion.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,395 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,784
  • Out-state tuition: $12,472
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,287 per year for in-state students and $6,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,663 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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