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Lamar State College Port Arthur is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate level. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Lamar State College Port Arthur.

The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard of The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.

The College is approved by the Texas Education Agency for training veterans under all classifications. The College is also a member of or approved by the American Bar Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the Texas Board of Nursing, the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/SSTSA), the U.S. Department of Education and the Veterans Administration.