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 Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College-Port Arthur - Port Arthur, TX

1500 Proctor St, Port Arthur, Texas 77640

General information:(409)984-6342
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:2,511( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,112 $4,232 $4,955 -15%
Out-of-state $12,422 $12,542 $14,345 -13%
Books and supplies $1,363 $1,363 $1,379 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,219 $5,219 $5,282 -1%
Other $4,539 $5,539 $5,605 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,818 $6,617 $6,696 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,475 $5,595 $6,334 -17%
Off Campus $14,233 $16,353 $17,221 -6%
Off Campus with Family $11,293 $12,212 $13,030 -8%
On Campus $13,785 $13,905 $15,724 -13%
Off Campus $22,543 $24,663 $26,611 -8%
Off Campus with Family $19,603 $20,522 $22,420 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,360
In-state fees $1,595
Out-of-state tuition $12,750
Out-of-state fees $1,595
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 360 85% --
Grant or scholarship aid 309 73% $1,717,589 $5,559
Federal grants 235 56% $1,026,045 $4,366
Pell grants 235 56% $969,090 $4,124
Other federal grants 67 16% $56,955 $850
State/local government grant or scholarships 38 9% $526,230 $13,848
Institutional grants or scholarships 65 15% $165,314 $2,543
Student loan aid 62 15% $371,526 $5,992
Federal student loans 62 15% $371,526 $5,992
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,548 63% $6,407,474 $4,139
Pell grants 1,184 48% $4,219,754 $3,564
Federal student loans 749 30% $2,581,467 $3,447


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,553 $5,907 $7,985
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,093 $5,295 $6,763
$30,001 - $48,000 $3,901 $4,571 $6,366
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,439 $7,596 $9,995
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $11,755 $12,762
$110,001 and more $6,289 Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,511
Undergraduate enrollment 2,511
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 139
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 31 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Basketball 13-
Softball -22


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1988 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 314
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping00-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General812
Business Administration and Management, General110-
Business/Commerce, General0--
Category total1912
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General7--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications10-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-0-
Category total80-
Education Colleges
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels5--
Category total5--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--26
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician100-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician00-
Category total10026
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-83-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary402
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse51--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling000
Surgical Technology/Technologist83-
Category total63862
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1--
Category total1--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary00-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal11--
Category total110-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies3--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies37--
Category total40--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician0046
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/024-
Category total02446
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1--
Category total1--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor00-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General1723
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist--5
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist--0
Category total1728
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder--1
Category total--1
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician64-
Category total64-
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music, General13-1
Category total13-1
Grand total178122106