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Lamar University

Lamar University's (LU) motto of "Texas roots, infinite possibilities" has never been more appropriate, and its role never more important than in today's constantly evolving, technology-driven economy.

More than a commuter school, Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, with 16,000 students, world-renowned programs in several disciplines, and Division I athletics. Students from Southeast Texas and beyond are drawn to LU's small class sizes, distinguished faculty and the high plateau of scholarship that has become the standard.

With its close proximity to the core of the nation's petroleum and chemical industries, it is little wonder LU has established itself as a global leader in engineering. Chemical & Engineering News ranked Lamar University first in the nation for the number of master's level chemical engineers, topping those of the Illinois Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lamar offers a PhD in Chemical Engineering and is determined to soon offer doctoral programs in all specialties of the Engineering Department including Energy Engineering.

Perhaps lesser known is Lamar's vanguard role in advancing programs for the deaf and hearing impaired. The Department of Deaf Education offers a Master's Degree in American Sign Language, a clinical program in speech language pathology and a doctoral degree in audiology. With the care and attention paid to this discipline, LU's diverse student body features more hearing impaired students than any other four-year university that does not have specific designation as a specialty school.

The university's six academic colleges and nine research centers contribute to the growth and development of Southeast Texas through programs that provide special benefits to small businesses and dedication to continuing education for area educators.


Lamar Institute of Technology

Located near Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) gives options to those not interested in a four-year degree, focusing on innovative education, training and career development for tomorrow's workers. The institute works hand-in-hand with area industry and business to educate and train future employees for a variety of positions in Southeast Texas.

LIT President, Paul Szuch, explains, "Our current programs reflect the community needs."

With billions in industrial expansion entering the economy and a skilled workforce in high demand, employers cannot wait to fill their ranks with LIT grads.

LIT provides a curriculum consisting of more than 50 degree and certificate programs covering a wide range of career and technical educational opportunities. The institute has positioned itself to have premier programs in process operating, instrumentation and computer technologies.

Beyond heavy industry, LIT offers excellent Allied Health Programs, highlighted by the Dental Hygiene program and a number of medical imaging and health care degrees. The institute's police and fire academies, truck driving academy, and homeland security degree program with an optional course of study in crime scene investigation, are all growing programs.

Ongoing courses offer hands-on training coupled with general education courses in 27 Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs; 26 certificate programs; and programs in Workforce Training, Adult and Continuing Education.

Lamar Institute of Technology also work with businesses interested in the State of Texas Skills Development Fund.


Lamar State College Port Arthur
Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) is a member of the Texas State University System. The two year institution offers freshman and sophomore level courses in 50 academic and technical fields of study. Students completing academic core curriculum courses at LSCPA can transfer those credits to public four year institutions in the State of Texas.

Lamar State College Port Arthur offers 11 Associate of Art Degrees, 13 Associate of Applied Science Degrees and 14 Certificate Programs.


Lamar State College Orange
Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is a member of the Texas State University System. The two year institution offers freshman and sophomore level courses in 50 academic and technical fields of study. Students completing academic core curriculum courses at LSCPA can transfer those credits to public four year institutions in the State of Texas.