Lamar State College Orange

Lamar State College Orange

The Lamar State College-Orange, popularly referred to as LSC-O, was established in 1969. The college was started as an extension of Lamar University. Academic programs are offered in the fields of communication, computer science, criminal justice, liberal arts, natural science, and others. The institution awards associate's degrees in science. Continuing education and distance education courses are also available. LSC-O is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The Allied Health Division
  • The Arts and Science Division
  • The Business and Technology Division
  • The Education Division

The Lamar State College-Orange has an active student life. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Among them include the Criminal Justice Society, and the Teachers of Tomorrow. The institution also has a student run literary journal, known as the 'Cypress Branches'.

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Lamar State College-Orange
410 Front St
Orange , TX 77630
General Phone: (409) 883-7750

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Lamar State Orange Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine160registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology44dental assistant, pharmacy tech, medical lab tech
Liberal Arts36speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, sociology
Business and Management34business, business management, accounting, accounting technology
Science and Laboratory Technician32chemical tech
Medical Administration25medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement8corrections, criminal justice and safety
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Education and Teaching3education
Engineering Technician0environmental engineering tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lamar State Orange in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1079
Associate's degree14417
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1203

Lamar State Orange Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lamar State Orange had a total enrollment of 2,005 students (1,434 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 20%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 24%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Lamar State Orange Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 53 %

Lamar State Orange Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Orange, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lamar State Orange Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,824
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,568
Books and supplies $ 650

Financial Aid:
Lamar State Orange participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2358200)

Lamar State Orange Faculty

Lamar State Orange has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track46
Non-tenured and not on tenure track617

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*4$42,919
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$45,014

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*2*
Assistant professoracademic year5$48,7874$47,062
Instructoracademic year10$38,74123$38,511
All faculty totalacademic year17$42,96229$40,224

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lamar State Orange Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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