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Lamar State College-Port Arthur&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,213 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
40% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
82 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $3,973, which is $751 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,213, which is 408% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,277 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,056.

In 2016, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur has a total enrollment of 2,051 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 820 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,231. This means that 40% of students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.6% White, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.8% Black or African American, 6.92% Asian, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (8.63%), followed by Black or African American Female (7.22%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 8 fewer women than men graduated from Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The majority of students graduating from Lamar State College-Port Arthur are White. These 189 graduates mean that there were 1.24 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 153 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is General Studies with 88 graduates, followed by Chemical Technology with 40 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 25 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Science Technologies, with 82 graduates, followed by Mechanical Technologies with 81 graduates and Engineering Technologies with 28 graduates.


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Lamar State College-Port Arthur has an endowment valued at nearly $1.17M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12,668 (1.08%), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $9.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Lamar State College-Port Arthur had a total expenditure of $25.1M. Of that $25.1M, they spent $11M on salaries and $3.56M on benefits.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur employs 54 Instructors, 4 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Female Instructors (31), Male Instructors (23), and Male Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are: Management, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Service with 14 employees.



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