The hallmark of Lamar State College Port Arthur includes valuable, job-ready skills — the ones that move your life forward and link classroom to career and an academic curriculum that will transfer to a four year college or university.

The campus is an open admission college located in Port Arthur, Texas and is adjacent and parallel to Sabine Lake and the Intracoastal Waterway. The picturesque historic campus is a short distance from many of the petrochemical, liquified natural gas, carbon capture, and hydrogen industry giants. Cheniere LNG, Chevron, Golden Pass LNG, Motiva, Port Arthur LNG, Total, and Valero are just a few of the world's largest facilities. Lamar State College Port Arthur scholars are an economic catalyst for the economy.

Today men and women find their path at Lamar State College Port Arthur. They nurture their aspirations with faculty mentors who know real-world success and apply deep career expertise to more than 50 academic and technical programs.

Many LSCPA students are creating a pipeline for seamless transfer pathways to four-year institutions. Others participate in our renowned Continuing Education or workforce training programs to sharpen their skills and boost lifetime earning power.

Whatever path you take, you'll find a friendly, big-hearted community at Lamar State College Port Arthur. Our campus is alive with free concerts, social clubs, amazing theater, and events that students and the community enjoy. We're home to NJCAA athletic teams in men's basketball and women's softball and our students are active in countless volunteer and civic organizations.

At Lamar State College Port Arthur, you have a clear path to success. Where will it take you?

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Your academic experience is a collaborative adventure at Lamar State College Port Arthur.

Here you'll have an umbrella of tools to advance your success: Classes that engage your passions and creative interests. Hands-on laboratory and field work to build marketable skills. A Student Success Center to support student performance. Affordable tuition rates. Flexible schedules that make it easier to graduate and balance a busy life.

Our extensive support network helps you set the course for your future.