Lamar State College-Port Arthur

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,199

5.69% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,266

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,293

33.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.9%

50 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 2017, 485 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (191 degrees), 1.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $4,199, which is $-9,801 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $4,199, which is $-9,801 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,266.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,199

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was $4,199. The cost of tuition at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is $-9,801 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$6,266

2017 Value

11.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lamar State College-Port Arthur had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,266. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lamar State College-Port Arthur grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,032

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was of $9,032 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 96.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 44% 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.

12.3%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar State College-Port Arthur was 12.3%, which represents 41 out of the 334 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 2,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 770 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,523. This means that 33.6% 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 32.5% Hispanic or Latino, 30.7% White, 27.7% Black or African American, 6.54% Asian, 1.66% Two or More Races, 0.262% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 770 and the part-time enrollment is 1,523. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 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%), 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

    745

  2. White

    705

  3. Black or African American

    635

The enrolled student population at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is 32.5% Hispanic or Latino, 30.7% White, 27.7% Black or African American, 6.54% Asian, 1.66% Two or More Races, 0.262% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 10 students (0.436%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 51 more women than men received degrees from Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The majority of degree recipients at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are white (191 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 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 (98 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (77 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (29 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 (1,294,258 people), Medical & health services managers (134,634 people), Pharmacists (128,892 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,345 people), and Physicians (100,306 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees), and Health (126 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 Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees), and Health (126 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 (1,418,375 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,310 people), Outpatient care centers (192,246 people), Offices of physicians (185,577 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (135,678 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Science Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (77 degrees), Engineering Technologies (29 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (19 degrees), and Health (126 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 217

  2. 268

In 2017, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, which is 0.81 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (268).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in Chemical Technology, which is 2.06 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 16 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (35.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is Female and Hispanic or Latino (35.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    191 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    129 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    110 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is white female (110 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar State College-Port Arthur has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $124k (10.7%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Lamar State College-Port Arthur had a total salary expenditure of $24.3M. Lamar State College-Port Arthur employs 53 Instructors, 3 Professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are Female Instructors (33), Male Instructors(20), and Female Professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are: Management, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15M

2017 Endowment

3.9%

decline from 2016

Lamar State College-Port Arthur has an endowment valued at about $1.15M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar State College-Port Arthur declined 3.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.95M 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. $247k - Federal

  2. $739k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lamar State College-Port Arthur received $247k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $739k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12M

2017 Salaries

7.06%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($24.3M) and a 7.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.81% growth from 2015 and a 4.49% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.91M

Instructional Salaries

61

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lamar State College-Port Arthur paid a total of $2.91M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $656k (28.3%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

53 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Instructor with 53 employees; Professor with 3 employees; and Professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur were Management with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, 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 Professor with 2 employees.

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

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