Lamar State College-Orange

Orange, TX 77630

Lamar State College-Orange (LSCO) is located in Orange, Texas. This public community college was established in 1969 and it now serves over 2300 students. There are many associate’s degree programs at LSCO that can help students to pursue their career aspirations. Students will find various certificate programs at this school as well. LSCO has online programs and various other conveniences for the students to take advantage of. LSCO is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The nursing program at LSCO allows students to pursue becoming licensed vocational nurses (LVN) or registered nurses (RN). There is a vocational nursing program and an associate’s degree program. This school has a registered nursing transition program that is designed for students who have already obtained LVN status. This allows those students to learn the necessary skills to become full RNs. Students in all nursing programs at this school will receive a comprehensive education that covers nursing theory, practical skills, and all other elements that a nurse will need to provide patients with top-tier care. The nursing program at LSCO is approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 38
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 9 114
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.6%
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.6%

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18.61 miles away
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35.09 miles away
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78.52 miles away
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81.72 miles away
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85.32 miles away
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88.03 miles away
College of the Mainland
89.9 miles away
South Louisiana Community College
100.74 miles away
Houston Community College
101.39 miles away
Angelina College
101.64 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$137/credit
In State Students$137/credit
Out of State Students$552/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,165 $6,165 $24,840
ADN 70 $9,590 $9,590 $38,640
BSN 125 $17,125 $17,125 $69,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of Lamar State College-Orange's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $3,568
Other Federal Grant 3% $444
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,584
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $983
Federal Student Loans 24% $5,436
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,296
$30,001 to $48,000$3,227
$48,001 to $75,000$4,868
$75,001 to $110,000$7,351
Over $110,000$8,375

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

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ACE Scholarship Program

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The Marsh Minority Scholarship

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.

Lamar State College-Orange
410 Front St
Orange, TX 77630

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