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 declined by 35% 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
Lamar State College-Orange Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Lamar State College-Orange has declined by 14% 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 declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,259 students3,921 students
Lamar State College-Orange Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:135:1
Lamar State College-Orange Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,015 students1,055 students
Lamar State College-Orange Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,244 students2,866 students
Lamar State College-Orange Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lamar State College-Orange Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lamar State College-Orange Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lamar State College-Orange Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lamar State College-Orange Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lamar State College-Orange White (2007-2016)
Lamar State College-Orange Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.69
Lamar State College-Orange Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lamar State College-Orange Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$34,000
Lamar State College-Orange Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Lamar State College-Orange In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,472$6,207
Lamar State College-Orange Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%85%
Lamar State College-Orange % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,212$9,500
Lamar State College-Orange Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,698$5,250
Lamar State College-Orange Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $6,207 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.