LSCO, SFA renew commitment for college credits


Last updated 9/13/2022 at 3:33pm

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange President Dr. Tom Johnson and Stephen F. Austin State University Interim President Dr. Steve Westbrook met today at LSCO’s campus to reaffirm their 2019 Articulation Agreement that guarantees that credits earned at LSCO will seamlessly transfer to SFA for students wanting to complete a bachelor degree.

Additionally, the two presidents met with local superintendents and representatives from Bridge City ISD,  Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Orangefield ISD, Vidor ISD, and West Orange-Cove CISD to discuss how dual credits that students complete with LSCO will easily transfer to SFA.

“Our partnership to seamlessly transfer credits with Stephen F. Austin State University is one that benefits the entire Southeast Texas community. We thank Dr. Steve Westbrook for his vision and teamwork on this issue, which allows us to transform lives and create a bright, Orange – and purple! – future for our local students,” said LSCO President Dr. Tom Johnson.

“The partnership SFA has with Lamar State College Orange has been a real win-win for both institutions. The ease with which LSCO students can transfer to become Lumberjacks at SFA has created a great way for students in the Orange area to earn their four-year degree faster and at a lower cost. That is the why this relationship is so important,” said SFA President Dr. Steve Westbrook. 

Read more here about the Articulation Agreement first signed between the two schools in 2019.

Lamar State College Orange is part of the Texas State University System (TSUS). The System, founded in 1911, is Texas’s first university system. TSUS member institutions currently serve more than 87,000 students on 13 campuses from far West Texas to the Gulf Coast. Additional member institutions include Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Texas State University, Lamar Institute of Technology, and Lamar State College Port Arthur.

Enrolling approximately 12,000 students, Stephen F. Austin State University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six colleges - business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. SFA provides the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school.


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