For the second consecutive year, Lamar State College-Port Arthur has been awarded the coveted Aspen Prize, ranking the school among the top 150 community college in the United States.
The Center for World University Rankings has ranked SHSU's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology third in the world among criminology and penology programs.
Since 2010 the state average has increased 11% while the TSUS average has increased only 2%.
Over the past decade, the number of degrees and certificates earned at TSUS institutions increased 54%, a growth rate 11% higher than the state.
The average state appropriation per TSUS student was 22% less than the average state appropriation for all Texas public universities.