Lamar State College Port Arthur

Lamar State College Port Arthur

Lamar State College-Port Arthur, also known as LSCPA, is a community college located in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. It was established as Port Arthur Business College in 1909. The main campus consists of more than 20 buildings spread across an area of 40 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It offers courses for transferring to a four-year university or college. The college also offers continuing education programs.

LSCPA has an active student life. The athletic department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Seahawks. The teams participate in baseball, basketball, and tennis. The campus is home to a variety of clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students.

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

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Lamar State Port Arthur Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine133registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts59liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Mechanics and Repair49HVAC, automobile mechanics
Business and Management34business, business management, accounting technology
Medical Administration26medical secretary
Beauty and Cosmetology25cosmetology, facial treatment, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Computer Science and Engineering23computer programming, data processing tech, computer networking
Medical Support and Technology17surgical tech
Office and Administration11administrative assistant
Law9legal secretary, legal assistant
Engineering Technician8electronics tech, occupational safety tech
Family and Social Work7family and consumer science, child care provider
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Science and Laboratory Technician6chemical tech
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19426
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18318
Award of less than 1 academic year457

Lamar State Port Arthur Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lamar State Port Arthur had a total enrollment of 2,325 students (1,092 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 29%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 60%
18-19 5%
20-21 4%
22-24 5%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 4%
65+ 4%

Lamar State Port Arthur Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 37 %

Lamar State Port Arthur Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Port Arthur, 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 Port Arthur Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,112
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,542
Books and supplies $ 1,012

Financial Aid:
Lamar State Port Arthur participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2348500)

Lamar State Port Arthur Faculty

Lamar State Port Arthur has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track811
Non-tenured and not on tenure track82

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year5$44,24513$48,260
No academic rankcalendar year4$46,2292*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$45,12715$48,390

*: 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 year0*1*
Associate professoracademic year2*1*
Assistant professoracademic year3$44,8211*
Instructoracademic year15$38,55121$43,036
All faculty totalacademic year20$40,43624$43,469

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

Lamar State Port Arthur Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01414

Lamar State Port Arthur Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Lamar State Port Arthur Apart:

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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