For more than 100 years, Lamar State College-Port Arthur has provided educational excellence in a hometown setting to thousands of students of all ages, whether they want to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program, earn a two-year degree or complete a one-year technical certification to enter the workforce.
The college currently offers academic and technical programs that include a diverse array of options leading to 31 associate degrees and 24 technical certificates.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur students also can participate in a variety of student organizations and extracurricular activities, including NJCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s basketball and women’s softball.
Students’ educational experiences are greatly enhanced by the exhibitions and archives of the Museum of the Gulf Coast, which is operated by the college, the city of Port Arthur, and the Port Arthur Historical Society.
Enrollment in the college’s cutting-edge commercial music program is increasing as students train in all aspects of the music business, including songwriting, music arranging, performance and recording technology. Drama and art majors also are enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities provided in the LSC-PA Performing Arts Center.
The Allied Health Department’s programs continue to receive commendations for its graduates’ outstanding performance on the state licensing examinations.
The Cosmetology Program continues to grow and establish connections with area high school vocational programs.