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Graduates Making a Difference

Our institutions offer students the knowledge, skills and inspiration needed to excel in their chosen field. That's one reason why our graduates are making a difference in Texas and around the world. Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano, a graduate of Lamar University, is overseeing the $5.25 billion expansion of the world's leading interoceanic waterway.

Higher Education Hotspot

Students, faculty and staff at Lamar State College-Port Arthur have a distinct advantage when it comes to technology. A national survey found Lamar-Port Arthur has the fastest download speed in the U.S. -- faster than the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University.
Read more about LSC-PA's achievement in the Huffington Post

Research with Relevance

Throughout the Texas State University System, faculty and students are engaged in meaningful, relevant research that expands knowledge for the benefit of Texas and its people. The 9,200 acre Christmas Mountains Range -- Texas' largest outdoor classroom -- is owned and managed by TSUS for the benefit of student and faculty researchers.

Degrees that Work for Texas

From certificate programs to Ph.D.s, the academic programs offered by our institutions are aligned with the practical needs of our state and its dynamic, growing economy. 'Print' magazine named Texas State University's MFA in graphic design program among the best in the nation.
Click here to see all of our degree options using the Degree Finder
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Charting Our Performance

Our Productivity Dashboard provides real-time data on our institutions' performance in key areas, such as student success and operational efficiency. Explore our Dashboard and see how the Texas State University System is doing more with less, with great result.

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Twitter Updates 

NY Times: End of the Sam Monroe era at @LSCPortArthur http://t.co/fFriXD3UwD #highered #sammonroe
Fri Jul 18 07:56:53 CDT 2014
Lamar State College-Port Arthur logs fastest internet speed in the U.S. http://t.co/ahfFXKYnuO #highered
Thu Jul 10 15:50:14 CDT 2014