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Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Lamar State College-Port Arthur 1500 Proctor St Port Arthur, TX 77640 Phone: (409) 984-6342
  • General Information
    About Lamar State College-Port Arthur

    Mission Statement 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. Lamar State College - Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals. Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be: * Treated with dignity and respect; * Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience; * Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; * Provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 53%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,764
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 193.0
    African American 851.0
    Hispanic 414.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,126
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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