Lamar State College-Port Arthur

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,850
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,842
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,485
34.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
21.2%
56 Graduates

About

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were .

In 2020, 435 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (155 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $2,850, which is $−11,550 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $2,850, which is $−11,550 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,842.

In 2020, 48% of undergraduate students attending Lamar State College-Port Arthur received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,850
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was $2,850. The cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $−11,550 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$6,842
2020 Value
12.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lamar State College-Port Arthur had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,842. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lamar State College-Port Arthur grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,694
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was of $9,694 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 14.3% with respect to 2019, when 42% 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.
11.5%
2018 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was 11.5%, which represents 40 out of the 348 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 has a total enrollment of 2,485 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 850 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,635. This means that 34.2% 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 34.5% Hispanic or Latino, 30.6% Black or African American, 27% White, 5.96% Asian, 0.926% Two or More Races, 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (22.5%), followed by White Female (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,485 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 850 and the part-time enrollment is 1,635. This means that 34.2% of students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), 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
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    857
  2. Black or African American
    760
  3. White
    670

The enrolled student population at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 34.5% Hispanic or Latino, 30.6% Black or African American, 27% White, 5.96% Asian, 0.926% Two or More Races, 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 115 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 white (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (47 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), and Precision Production (15 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 Registered nurses (1,300,812 people), Medical & health services managers (148,195 people), Pharmacists (131,500 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,985 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (111,932 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), Health (157 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees).

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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, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), Health (157 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,448,951 people), Elementary & secondary schools (307,935 people), Outpatient care centers (210,240 people), Offices of physicians (187,538 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (156,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (31 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), Health (157 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

160
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
275
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in General Studies, which is 0.725 times less than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 9.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% 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, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    155 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is white (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

0.69% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    99 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is white female (99 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (81 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar State College-Port Arthur has an endowment valued at nearly $7.82M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $145k (1.85%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Lamar State College-Port Arthur had a total salary expenditure of $28.6M. Lamar State College-Port Arthur employs 53 Instructors, 4 Assistant professors, and 2 Professors. Most academics at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Female Instructors (30), Male Instructors(23), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are: Management, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.82M
2020 Endowment
13.7%
growth from 2019

Lamar State College-Port Arthur has an endowment valued at about $7.82M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar State College-Port Arthur grew 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.62M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $585k - Federal
  2. $467k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lamar State College-Port Arthur received $585k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $467k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.2M
2020 Salaries
2.85%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a median of $12.2M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($28.6M) and a 2.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.98% growth from 2018 and a 2.96% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.86M
Instructional Salaries
60
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a total of $2.86M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Instructor with 53 employees; Assistant professor with 4 employees; and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Management with 36 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was Female Instructor with 30 employees, Male Instructor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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