Lamar State College-Port Arthur

  • Lamar State College - Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.
School Highlights
  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur serves 2,077 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur is one of 3 community colleges within Jefferson County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Lamar State College-Port Arthur is Lamar Institute of Technology (14.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Lamar State College-Port Arthur places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur(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 Faculty87 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lamar State College-Port Arthur has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lamar State College-Port Arthur diversity score of 0.69 is equal to the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,077 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
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# Full-Time Students898 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,179 students2,866 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
15%
37%
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% Black
40%
13%
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% White
35%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.690.69
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College Completion Rate
17%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,200$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,295 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,155 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,295$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,155$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur, a two-year, state-supported institution, is a member of The Texas State University System. Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive. Founded as Port Arthur Business College in 1909, Lamar University - Port Arthur became a part of the Lamar University System in 1975. On September 1, 1995, Lamar - Port Arthur became part of The Texas State University System. Legislation signed into law in June 1999 changed the name to Lamar State College - Port Arthur. The Lamar State College-Port Arthur campus contains 22 buildings situated on approximately 40 acres. Most of these facilities were donated for the creation of the institution. The following is a listing of the institutions and organizations whose facilities contributed to Lamar State College-Port Arthur: Port Arthur College, the City of Port Arthur, the Port Arthur College Foundation, Southern Union Gas, the First United Methodist Church of Port Arthur and Daughters of the American Revolution. Lamar State College-Port Arthur offers general academic courses leading to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Courses for transfer to four-year institutions are offered in accounting, economics, anthropology, art, government, health, home economics, physical education, physics, history, speech, computer science, mathematics, psychology, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, sociology, criminal justice, music, drama, English and Spanish. Lamar State College-Port Arthur is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. It is approved by the Texas Education Agency for the training of veterans under all classifications.

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