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Lamar State College-Port Arthur Demographics & Diversity

Port Arthur, Texas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lamar State College Port Arthur students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 26%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 70% more female students than male students enrolled at Lamar State College Port Arthur with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lamar State College-Port Arthur has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lamar State College Port Arthur students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Lamar State College Port Arthur students
Gender Number of Students
Men 962
Women 1,638

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Lamar State College-Port Arthur serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lamar State College Port Arthur students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,477 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 30.5%
Part time Undergrads 58.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226116 IPEDS survey data for Lamar State College Port Arthur.

Last updated February 24, 2024