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Two-Year Lamar Colleges

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)*

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 14,440
  • In-District:**
  • 59.8%
  • Out-of-District:**
  • 1.2%
  • Full-time:***
  • N/A
  • Female:
  • 51.2%
  • Male:
  • 48.8%
  • Anglo:
  • 56.1%
  • Hispanic:
  • 9.5%
  • African American:
  • 29.1%
  • Asian:
  • 2.3%
  • Native American:
  • 0.6%
  • International:
  • 0.1%
  • Other:
  • 2.3%

* Total for Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Orange and Lamar Institute of Technology.
** Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
*** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

W. Sam Monroe, President
Lamar State College – Port Arthur
P.O. Box 310, 410 Front Street
Port Arthur, Texas 77640
(409) 983-4921
Dr. J. Michael Shahan, President
Lamar State College – Orange
1500 Procter Street
Orange, Texas 77630
(409) 883-7750
Dr. Paul J. Szuch, President
Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT)
855 East Lavaca
Beaumont, Texas 77705
(800) 950-6989

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

In-State Tuition & Fee Rate: $135.75 (Port Arthur), $112.09 (Orange), $125.31 (LIT)

Out-of-State Tuition & Fee Rate:† $137.07 (Port Arthur), $394.33 (Orange), $408.00 (LIT)

†Estimate based on tuition and fees for 15 semester credit hours, as published on institutions’ Web sites

Program Description (for Lamar Institute of Technology)

Ranked as the 24th fastest-growing two-year college with an enrollment under 4,000 by Community College Week, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) in Beaumont is a two-year technical college offering Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates of completion in 58 credit educational programs in the fields of industry, business and allied health as well as continuing education certificate programs in work force training. LIT strives to help students equip themselves for effective living and responsible citizenship. The institute accomplishes this by offering educational programs and training that will extend their knowledge, encourage their continued development and give them marketable skills.

Over the past three years, Lamar Institute of Technology has been ranked as one of the nation’s top three producers of science technology graduates. LIT offers degree and certificate programs in technology, business technologies, general and developmental education, allied health and science, public service and safety and work force training. It is one of the world’s largest producers of process operators and instrumentation technicians, with more than 500 students continuously enrolled in these programs.

University Transfer: Credits earned at Lamar Institute of Technology can be applied toward a two-year associate degree or one-year certificate in fields including accounting technology, business and computer information systems, child care and development, commercial and residential construction, computer aided drafting, computer networking and troubleshooting, criminal justice, culinary arts, diagnostic cardiovascular sonography, dental hygiene, emergency medical technology, fire technology, industrial mechanics, management, medical radiologic technology, occupational health and safety, office technology, process operating technology, real estate and respiratory care.

Career Programs: LIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs through its Continuing Education and Workforce Training Department. The short-duration programs are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for rapid placement in the work force and/or to enhance their existing knowledge and skills. Examples include courses in AutoCAD™, correctional officer training, CPR basic life support, heavy equipment training, Microsoft Office™, Primevera™, welding and commercial truck driving. Customized training programs are also provided for business and industry.

Special Interest: Lamar Institute of Technology also provides lifelong enrichment opportunities for people of all ages. In addition to unique classes and programs for kids and senior adults, LIT offers special-interest classes such as basic photography, healthy eating, party planning, retirement investment and planning, and scrapbooking basics.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 1,279
  • Associates:
  • 697
  • Certificates:
  • 581

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Total number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas senior institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only4236.5%40485.1%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)4942.6%142.9%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)1714.8%51.1%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)43.5%265.5%
Not Found32.6%265.5%

Note: table compiles aggregate data for Lamar State College Orange and Port Arthur.

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