Lamar State College - Port Arthur Campus is a community college situated in the coastal town of Port Arthur in southeast Texas.
The campus is not only located within driving distance of large urban areas such as Houston, TX and Lafayette, LA, but is also just a stone's throw away from its sister campus, Lamar State College - Orange Campus.
The annual in-state tuition rate for Lamar State College - Port Arthur students is under $3400 a year. Out of state residents will pay a significantly higher $12000 plus a year for their classes.
The campus currently serves a student body of nearly 2500, with close to 200 faculty members leading classes and activities. With about 1300 part time and close to 1200 full time students, the Port Arthur Campus has a fairly even distribution of students.
A two year college, Lamar State College offers associate degree programs in a variety of majors, such as accounting technology and bookkeeping, computer systems networking and telecommunications, cosmetology, electrical/electronic and communications engineering, occupational safety and health technology, family and consumer services, automotive mechanical technology, heating/air conditioning/ventilation and refrigeration technology, welding technology, and chemical technology; just to name a few.
Port Arthur students often rave about the many perks of campus life, which they consider to be quite safe and hassle-free. These students also mention the diverse range of academic programs, extracurricular clubs, and other features of the school.
Also, with its close proximity to Louisiana, many students at LSC Port Arthur have made participating in Mardi Gras into a yearly college tradition.
To learn more about the majors and services offered at Lamar State College - Port Arthur, read more here. Quickly gather critical admissions information and degree pathways with a simple click via our portal.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,800-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $16,000-$18,640
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $130-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $520-$620 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||81%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$7,050|
|Receiving Student Loans||67%||$2,229|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Lamar State College – Port Arthur may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Lamar State College – Port Arthur compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Jefferson County and community colleges in Texas in total.
|Lamar State College – Port Arthur||Jefferson County||Texas|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lamar State College – Port Arthur.
- Lamar State College - Orange in Orange, TX (15 miles away)
- Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, LA (47 miles away)
- Galveston College in Galveston, TX (71 miles away)
- College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX (77 miles away)
- Alvin Community College in Alvin, TX (89 miles away)