Lamar State College-Orange

  • 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 2,259 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is same as the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Lamar State College-Orange is the only community colleges within Orange County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Lamar State College-Orange is Lamar State College-Port Arthur (18.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lamar State College-Orange(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty65 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lamar State College-Orange has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lamar State College-Orange diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,259 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,015 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,244 students2,866 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
5%
37%
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% Black
18%
13%
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% White
75%
39%
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Diversity Score0.400.69
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College Completion Rate
13%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,784 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,472 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,784$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,472$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,212$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,698$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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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