About Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur (LSCPA) was founded by John W. Gates in 1909 as a business college, providing education and training for the growing petrochemical industry. The modern Lamar State College - Port Arthur offers courses leading to Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees in various fields of emphasis.

Recognizing that education is an ongoing process, LSCPA provides students with academic courses and support to achieve student learning as well as preparing students to transfer to four-year institutions. Our programs and access points provide quality educational opportunities. LSCPA prides itself on its long-standing tradition of affordability, convenience and quality opportunities for students. Our faculty and staff are committed to a successful and diverse learning environment.

Accreditation

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. 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. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Lamar State College-Port Arthur and not to the Commission’s office. 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. Lamar State College-Port Arthur is a member of the Class of 2013 for Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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.

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