Lamar State College – Port ArthurA Member of The Texas State University System2010 – 2011 Institutional Fact BookOffice of Institutional Research and ReportingOffice of Institutional EffectivenessLamar State College-Port ArthurP. O. Box 310Port Arthur, TX 77641-0310Phone: (409) 983-4921Fax: (409) 984-6000

Table of ContentsIntroduction . 3Mission Statement . 4Accreditations . 5General Information (Location and History) . 6Texas State University System Board of Regents . 9Texas State University System Administration . 9Lamar State College-Port Arthur Administration (w/ Organization Chart) . 10Faculty Profile and Demographics . 13Statistical Profile for EnrollmentFast Facts . 20Two-Year College Enrollment Totals . 21Headcount, Contact & Credit Hours – Credit; by Base Funding Year . 23Enrollment Profile and Student Demographics . 25Semester Credit Hours and Contact Hours . 39Declared Majors and Degrees Conferred (by CIP Code and Curriculum Area)Fast Facts . 46High School Graduates Enrolled in Higher Education the Following Fall . 49Declared Majors and Degrees Conferred Totals . 55Fall Cohort Graduation Rates—3-, 4- and 6-YearFiscal Years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 . 75Persistence and RetentionFall Cohort Persistence Rates . 79Percentage of Course Completers (by Contact Hours) . 81Retention of First-Time in College Students . 81Continuing Education (Non-Credit) Headcount/Contact Hours . 852

Lamar State College – Port ArthurIntroductionThe Lamar State College-Port Arthur Institutional Fact Book is an annual publication ofthe Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting.The Institutional Fact Book is purposely designed to provide reliable, consistent, andlongitudinal information about the institution, its students and faculty for the last five years.The Institutional Fact Book can be used by administrators, faculty, and staff as areference for answering the most frequently asked questions about the College. It can be usedfor comparisons, forecasting, and internal studies. In addition, by reviewing the College’shistorical progress and current trends, we may better anticipate and plan for the future.Comments and recommendations from the Institutional Fact Book users are welcomed andencouraged.3

Lamar State College – Port ArthurA Member of The Texas State University SystemMissionLamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State UniversitySystem, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offeringquality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety ofcertificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoingprocess that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, andenriches life.Core Values Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a missioncharacterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvementGeneral education/core curriculum that develops the values and conceptsthat allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplaceor communityAcademic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment toaccommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a varietyof delivery methods, on and off campusTechnical education programs that provide for the acquisition of theknowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continuedemploymentStudent achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals andmeasured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculumCo-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuityPrinciplesLamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individualsshould be: treated with dignity and respect;afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes andinsights; and,provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life andresponsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.4

Lamar State College – Port ArthurAccreditationsLamar State College-Port Arthur is accredited by the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contactthe Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar State CollegePort Arthur. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admissionrequirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addresseddirectly to Lamar State College-Port Arthur and not to the Commission’s office. TheCommission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support aninstitution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard of ThePrinciples of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. Lamar StateCollege-Port Arthur is a member of the Class of 2013 for Reaffirmation ofAccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission onColleges.The College is approved by the Texas Education Agency for training veterans underall classifications. The College is also a member of or approved by the American BarAssociation, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP), the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the TexasCertification Board of Addiction Professionals, the Texas Department of Licensingand Regulation, the Texas Board of Nursing, the Accreditation Review Council onEducation in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/SSTSA), the U.S.Department of Education and the Veterans Administration.5

Lamar State College – Port ArthurGeneral InformationLocationLamar State College-Port Arthur, a two-year, state-supported institution, is located inPort Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas. The College offers freshmanand sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campussits between the 1000 and 1800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.Port Arthur has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreationareas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal industries in the areaare oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding.The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes Port Arthur and the citiesof Beaumont, Bridge City, Groves, Orange, Port Neches, Nederland and Vidor, all of which arelocated within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast whereapproximately 350,000 people live.HistoryJohn W. Gates of New York City, one of the founders of Texaco, established Port ArthurBusiness College in 1909, to train people for the petrochemical industry, then in its infancy. TheCollege became Port Arthur Collegiate Institute in 1911, when the school was presented to theBoard of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church North, a forerunner of the present UnitedMethodist Temple.The church operated the growing campus until 1918, when it was turned over to a nonprofit Texas corporation, which had no capital stock and was overseen by a self-perpetuatingboard of trustees. The name of the school was changed back to Port Arthur Business Collegeand finally, in 1932, to Port Arthur College.6

Another milestone in the school’s history was reached July 31, 1974, when W. SamMonroe, president of Port Arthur College and a Lamar University regent, presented a resolutionto merge the college into Lamar University. The 21 trustees agreed that a merger would be inthe best interests of both institutions and their constituencies.The 64th Texas Legislature authorized the merger and appropriated 600,000 forcreation of the Lamar University Center at Port Arthur. On August 21, 1975, the trusteespresented the deed for Port Arthur College to the Lamar University Board of Regents. Classesbegan on the Port Arthur campus on August 28, 1975.In the years following the merger, enrollment increased from 151 students to a peak ofmore than 3,000 and the curriculum expanded to more than 50 areas of study.In 1977, the 65th Legislature approved House Bill 1134 renaming the school LamarUniversity-Port Arthur and dropping the “Extension Center” designation.In 1983, the 68th Legislature passed three bills that directly affected the college:1. Senate Bill 409 deleted the restrictive language of House Bill 130 (passed in 1971 bythe 63rd Legislature), making Lamar University-Port Arthur eligible, on an equal basiswith other state institutions, for state funds to be used to buy land and/or building.2. Senate Bill 410 provided Lamar University regents with the authority to levy a fixedstudent fee and the authority to bond against said fee for construction of a StudentCenter on the Port Arthur campus. This legislation was validated by a majority voteof the Lamar University-Port Arthur student body in November 1983.3. Senate Bill 620 created the Lamar University System. Lamar University-Port Arthurthus became a component institution of that system on August 29, 1983.In 1985, two bills affected the school:1. Senate Bill 578 provided that Lamar University-Port Arthur be a beneficiary institutionand receive money from the Higher Education Assistance Fund.7

2. The General Appropriations Act of 1985 directed that a formula be developed by theTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide operational funding to LamarUniversity-Port Arthur on the same basis as other state-supported institutions ofhigher education.Senate Bill 78 in 1989 removed restrictions imposed by earlier legislation on theacquisition of real estate and the construction of facilities on campus.Senate Bill 843 in 1991 clarified the degree-granting authority by allowing LamarUniversity-Port Arthur to issue associate degrees in its own name.On September 1, 1995, the Teas Legislature dissolved the Lamar University System,and Lamar University-Port Arthur and its three sister institutions in Orange and Beaumont joinedthe Texas State University System, which is headquartered in Austin and also includes SamHouston State University, Texas State University-San Marcos and Sul Ross State University.House Bill 1297, signed in June 1999, changed the name of the school to Lamar StateCollege-Port Arthur.8

Texas State University System Board of RegentsCharlie Amato, Chairman . San AntonioDonna N. Williams, Vice Chairman . ArlingtonJaime Garza . San AntonioKevin J. Lilly . HoustonRon Mitchell. Horseshoe BayDavid Montagne .BeaumontTrisha S. Pollard . BellaireRossanna Salazar . AustinMichael J. Truncale .BeaumontRyan Bridges, student regent . HuntsvilleTexas State University System AdministrationBrian McCall, Ph.D.ChancellorFernando C. Gomez, JD, PhD. .Vice Chancellor and General CounselJames F. Gaertner, PhD. .Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsRoland K. Smith, PhD . Vice Chancellor for FinanceSean Cunningham, JD . . Vice Chancellor for Governmental RelationsPeter E. Graves, JD . Vice Chancellor for Contract AdministrationDiane Corley, JD . Associate Vice Chancellor for Legislative & System OperationsRob Roy Parnell, AIA, RAS . Associate Vice Chancellor for FacilitiesCarole M. Fox, CPA .Director of Audits and AnalysisClaire Jackson, CPA . Associate Vice Chancellor for FinanceMike Wintemute . Director of Governmental Relations & Communications9

Lamar State College – Port Arthur AdministrationW. Sam Monroe, L.L.D., PresidentGary D. Stretcher, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic AffairsGwen Reck, C.P.A., Vice President for FinanceTom Neal, M.Ed., Vice President for Student ServicesCharles Gongre, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Programs and Continuing EducationJanis Hutchins, Ph.D., C.P.A., Dean of Technical ProgramsPeter Kaatrude, M.L.S., M.P.A., Dean of Library ServicesLinda McGee, B.A.S., PHR, Director of Human ResourcesSteve Arnold, Director of Physical PlantSamir Ghorayeb, B.S., Director of Information Technology ServicesNancy Cammack, Ed.D., Director of Institutional EffectivenessShannon Harris, M.A., Director of The Museum of the Gulf CoastLinda Tait, Director of the Small Business Development CenterJanet R. Hamilton, M.S., R.N., Allied Health Department ChairPercy Jordan, Ph.D., Business, Mathematics & Science Department ChairMichael A. Trahan, M.B.A., C.P.A., Business & Technology Department ChairSherry Steele, M.Ed., Developmental Education Department ChairDirector of Student Success CenterScott Street, M.B.A., M.S., Director of Athletics; Health, Fitness & Sport Department ChairBarbara Huval, Ph.D., Liberal Arts Department Chair; Director of Inmate EducationKristel Kemmerer, Ed.D., Commercial Music Department Chair10

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Organization ChartBoard of RegentsTexas State University SystemChancellorDr. Brian McCallPresidentDr. Sam MonroeExecutive AssistantCampus PlanningDonna SchionLee MooreVice President forAcademic AffairsVice President forFinanceVice President forStudent SevicesDr. Gary StretcherGwen ReckTom NealAcademicProgramsDivision cal Plant DirectorAthletics DirectorHuman ResourcesSteve ArnoldScott StreetLinda McGeeAccountingAdmissions ementAdvisingDisaster PlanSoftballCashManagementContract ServicesFleet ManagementCarl Parker CenterPayrollFinancial AidGroundsMaintenanceFitness CenterPurchasingCampus SecurityMuseum of the GulfCoastShannon esLibrary ServicesPublic InformationSmall BusinessDevelopmentCenterStudent ActivitiesInstitutionalEffectiveness11

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Organizational Chart for Office of the Vice President for Academic AffairsVice President for Academic AffairsDr. Gary StretcherSenior SecretaryMary Lou CamarenaAcademic ProgramsDivision & ContinuingEducationDr. Charles Gongre, DeanTechnical ProgramsDivisionInmate InstructionDepartmentDr. Janis Hutchins, DeanDr. Barbara Huval, DirectorIT ServicesLibrary ServicesSamir Ghorayeb, DirectorPeter Kaatrude, DeanInformationServicesSmall BusinessDevelopment CenterLinda Tait, DirectorBusiness, Math &Science DepartmentAllied HealthDepartmentDr. Percy JordanJanet HamiltonDevelopmentalEducationDepartmentBusiness &TechnologyDepartmentSherry SteeleMichael TrahanHealth, Fitness &Sports DepartmentSpecial PopulationsAdvising &User ServicesInformationTechnicalAndrea MunozRegistrationDarren McIntireLIteracyAssistanceExternal onomicDevelopmentScott StreetLiberal ArtsDepartmentDr. Barbara HuvalStudent SuccessCenterSherry SteeleCommercial MusicDepartmentDr. KristelKemmererCarl Perkins GrantInstructionTesting &PlacementDonna DuniganAssistant DirectorInstitutional Research& ReportingPetra UzoruoOpen Computer Lab,Kenneth LisbyNetwork & SystemsDamon HensleeMark DucoteInstitutional EffectivenessDr. Nancy Cammack,DirectorCirculationCounselingAssessmentDr. David Sorrells,CoordinatorReference &Access ServicesTrainingDistance LearningDr. Beau Duncan,CoordinatorPublic ServicesApplication &Database AdminThomas FauthDistance Education/Co-EnrollmentContinuingEducation Program12

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2004-2005Fall128TOTAL FACULTY COUNTSpring124RANKProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 91216420121 1-56-1011-1516-2021-2526 and up54211911765722181458HIGHEST DEGREEYEARS OF -4041-5051-6061-6566 and up9133340111261830421612ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 13

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2005-2006Fall125TOTAL FACULTY COUNTSpring122RANKProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 06817102HIGHEST 051-6061-6566 and up5173543131241732441312ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 14

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2006-2007Fall126TOTAL FACULTY COUNTSpring127RANKProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 86524121HIGHEST 051-6061-6566 and up420284817951929472710ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 15

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2007-2008Fall119TOTAL FACULTY COUNTSpring111RANKProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 85717121HIGHEST 051-6061-6566 and up5192646131021724471110ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 6

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2008-2009TOTAL FACULTY KProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant ProfessorInstructorAdjunctCONTACT 1355543HIGHEST 020-3031-4041-5051-6061-6566 and up6192243141151821351414ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative AmericanInternational/Unknown9515220192121101AGE17

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2009-2010TOTAL FACULTY KProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 14816143HIGHEST 051-6061-6566 and up7152234141571823321517ETHNICITYWhite, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative AmericanInternational/Unknown9214000198470000AGE18

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Faculty Profile2010-2011TOTAL FACULTY KProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant 15915174HIGHEST 051-6061-6566 and up111524351416111226411616White OnlyBlack OnlyHispanic OnlyAsian OnlyAmerican Indian/Alaskan Native ICITY19

Lamar State College – Port Arthur Statistical ProfileFast FactsFall 2010 – Spring 2011Total headcount of students enrolled for credit courses was 2,374 in Falland 2,519 in Spring.Total semester credit hours were 23,154 in Fall and 25,170 in Spring.Total contact hours were 490,704 in Fall and 528,928 in Spring. Averagesemester credit hours per student was 9.9 in Fall and 9.8 in Spring.The majority (54%) of the students were between the ages of 17 to 24years, followed closely at 42% for those over 25.20

Two-Year College Enrollment TotalsAlamoNortheast LakeviewNorthwest VistaPalo AltoSan AntonioSt. rtCentral TexasCiscoClarendonCoastal BendCollege/MainlandCollinDallasBrookhavenCedar ValleyEastfieldEl CentroMountain ViewNorth LakeRichlandDel MarEl PasoFrank PhillipsGalvestonGraysonHillHoustonHowardHowardSW Collegiate Inst.KilgoreLaredoLeeLone StarCy-FairKingwoodMontgomeryNorth HarrisTomballFall all 309,2276,54255,49114,4458,50910,14112,8609,536Fall 1915,84153,35014,4457,42110,14112,8608,483Fall 75,73446,84511,7517,3308,79810,8348,132Fall 200649,488Fall 200548,598Fall 85,86039,4848,4516,4057,18010,1067,34221

McLennanMidlandNavarroNorth Central TexasNortheast TexasOdessaPanolaParisRangerSan JacintoSan Jacinto CentralSan Jacinto NorthSan Jacinto SouthSouth PlainsSouth TexasSouthwest y RiverTempleTexarkanaTexas SouthmostTrinity ValleyTylerVernonVictoriaWeatherfordWestern TexasWhartonCC TOTALLamar InstituteLamar-OrangeLamar-Port ArthurTexas State TechnicalHarlingenMarshallWacoWest TexasTWO-YEAR TOTALFall ,0245,7799494,9761,320743,094Fall 65,9889636,8161,689692,845Fall 1710,62511,520Fall 3410,00711,056Fall 469,4319,339Fall 569,8858,975Fall 1,3844,4567044,4851,739556,66922

Lamar State College-Port ArthurHeadcount, Contact & Credit Hours – Creditby Base Funding Year1996 – 1997SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals1998 - 1999SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals2000 - 2001SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals2002 - 2003SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals2004 - 2005SemestersSummer ISummer ntact Hours147,13669,840451,840501,4401,170,256Credit ,489Contact Hours134,12876,464459,376457,5041,127,472Credit ,531Contact Hours115,15266,848458,256461,5521,101,808Credit ,087Contact Hours87,408113,344458,304460,1921,119,248Credit ,855Contact Hours68,656115,168472,864472,3201,129,008Credit tHeadcountHeadcount23

2006 - 2007SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals2008 - 2009SemestersSummer ISummer IIFallSpringTotals2010 - 2011SemestersSummer ISummer ntact Hours61,952112,272456,080421,8081,105,112Credit ontact Hours47,29698,272389,824387,584Credit ntact Hours113,93677,088490,704528,9281,210,656Credit t24

Lamar State College – Port ArthurEnrollment Profile and Demographics2004-2005Enrollment ProfileSemesterFallSpringSummer ISummer IITOTALHEADCOUNTUnduplicated (FY)2,3853,4142,293578559Full-Time StudentsEquivalent (FTSE)Total SemesterCredit Hours (SCH)Avg. SCH per 7382319Total Contact HoursFirst Time in CollegeFirst Time Transfer25

2004-2005Student mmer ISummer II1,441852435143395164Under 1717 – 2425 – 6465 and up31,422959171,28095712323252113122451White, Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 713279154882661972183812251192734313Residence by 11010071187108025592148Special PopulationsAcademic DisadvantagedEconomic DisadvantagedIndividual w/DisabilityLimited English ProficiencyPrograms to EliminateGender BiasDisplaced HomemakerSingle ParentSource: CBM001 and CBM004 Reports to THECB and Texas Higher Education Data26

2005-2006Enrollment ProfileSemesterFallSpringSummer ITOTALHEADCOUNTUnduplicated (FY)2,5093,4482,243Full-Time StudentsEquivalent (FTSE)Total SemesterCredit Hours (SCH)Avg. SCH per student1,4811,30622,214Summer II52947019,5902,9763,7468. Contact oreOtherFirst Time in CollegeFirst Time Transfer27

2005-2006Student mmer ISummer II1,457786398131358112Under 1717 – 2425 – 6465 and , Non-HispanicAfrican AmericanHispanicAsian/Pacific IslanderNative 2630286122942411657742221210162583424Residence by 2307057872605018461337Special Populatio

3. Senate Bill 620 created the Lamar University System. Lamar University-Port Arthur thus became a component institution of that system on August 29, 1983. In 1985, two bills affected the school: 1. Senate Bill 578 provided that Lamar University-Port Arthur be a beneficiary institution and