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Top Community College

The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program has named Lamar State College-Port Arthur among the nation’s top 150 community colleges.
LSC-PA is now eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Graduates Making a Difference

Lamar University alumna Zena Stephens made history when she was elected the first African American female sheriff in Texas.
Stephens' election as Jefferson County Sheriff is the most recent in a series of 'firsts' in a career spanning nearly three decades.

Research with Relevance

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University inspires research and leadership to ensure clean, abundant water for the environment and humanity.
Click here to learn more about the Meadows Center at Texas State

Degrees that Work for Texas

Lamar University offers nationally-acclaimed bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the highly specialized field of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.
Search for degrees across the System using our Degree Finder
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College Costs in Perspective


From tuition and fees to the value of degrees, the Texas State University System and its member institutions are committed to providing a remarkable return on investment to students and the state. Visit HigherReturn.org to learn more.