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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates

Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates

Lamar State College - Port Arthur is a two-year state-supported institution and is a member of The Texas State University System. Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the institution offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical-vocational fields. The campus is situated between the 1100 and 1800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur's philosophy accepts the premise that education is an ongoing life process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. As a public institution, Lamar State College - Port Arthur is dedicated to providing all citizens with cost-effective programs which are imaginatively conceived, conscientiously delivered, and carefully evaluated. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to these responsibilities.

We will provide quality instruction and related services which are flexible in their scheduling, locations, delivery methods, and content to those students pursuing post-secondary education for the first time, those students returning for personal or professional enhancement, those students seeking career changes or promotion, and those organizations seeking to upgrade the skills of their workforce.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur in compliance is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's completion/graduation and transfer-out rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation, completion and transfer-out status of students who enrolled during the fall 2001 semester and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

During the fall semester of (2005), 689 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Lamar State College - Port Arthur.

After 3 years (i.e., as of August 31, (2008), (15%) of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs and (26%) had transferred to other higher education institutions and (5%) are continuing students.

Other students could have completed beyond the 150% time frame, changed majors or due to unusual weather circumstances (Hurricane Rita 2005, and Hurricane Ike 2008), may have interrupted their education due to work and/or other conditions.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur Spring 2006 enrollment was 2,243. Students in the area utilize the services for a variety of purposes including knowledge enrichment to strengthen their position in the work force or to obtain the necessary knowledge for employment.

Questions related to this report should be directed to:

Erin Peltier, Graduation Coordinator at (409) 984-6176 or vail E-mail to