Lamar State College-Port Arthur

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,200
2022 Average Net Price
$3,659
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.685%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,600
27.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.5%
99 Graduates

About

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were General Studies (114 degrees awarded), Chemical Technology (49 degrees), and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022, 561 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (194 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $1,200, which is $−13,741 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $1,200, which is $−13,742 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,659.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Lamar State College-Port Arthur received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was $1,200. The cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $−13,742 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$3,659
2022 Value
42.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lamar State College-Port Arthur had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,659. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lamar State College-Port Arthur grew by 42.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,468
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was of $10,468 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.98% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.65% with respect to 2021, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.685%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was 0.685%, which represents 2 out of the 292 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Lamar State College-Port Arthur had a total enrollment of 2,600 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 714 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,886. This means that 27.5% 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 42.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% Black or African American, 22.8% White, 4.38% Asian, 2.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.885% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (21.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.6%) and White Female (19.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,600 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 714 and the part-time enrollment is 1,886. This means that 27.5% of students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Lamar State College-Port Arthur had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,096 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    687 enrolled students
  3. White
    594 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 42.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% Black or African American, 22.8% White, 4.38% Asian, 2.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.885% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 25 students (0.962%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 more women than men received degrees from Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is hispanic or latino (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (185 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is General Studies (114 degrees awarded), followed by Chemical Technology (49 degrees) and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Precision Production (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Elementary & middle school teachers (59,668 people), Other managers (52,384 people), Software developers (35,434 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (18,314 people), and Chief executives & legislators (17,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in 2022 are Science Technologies (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (114 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (114 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Elementary & secondary schools (116,418 people), Computer Systems Design (57,078 people), Construction (41,772 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (41,662 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (36,716 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (114 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was General Studies with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

261
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
300
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, which is 0.87 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (300).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in Chemical Technology, which is 4.24 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in General Studies, which is 2.08 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Lamar State College-Port Arthur completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    194 degrees awarded
  2. White
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is hispanic or latino (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (185 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    100 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is white female (100 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (98 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar State College-Port Arthur employs 53 Instructors, 3 Assistant professors and 1 Professors. Most academics at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Female Instructor (33), Male Instructor (20), and Female Assistant professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are: Management, with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 10 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M
2022 Salaries
5.48%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, a 5.48% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.06M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a total of $3.06M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
53 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Instructor with 53 employees, Assistant professor with 3 employees, and Professor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Management with 42 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was Female Instructor with 33 employees, Male Instructor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

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