Lamar University Overview
Lamar University is a public institution situated in Beaumont, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Lamar University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Lamar University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
Lamar University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Lamar University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lamar University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lamar University has earned from around the web.
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|#38||Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates||College Factual|
|#48||Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates||College Factual|
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|#115||Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Lamar University?
Contact details for Lamar University are given below.
|Address:||4400 Mlk Blvd, Beaumont, TX 77705|
How Do I Get Into Lamar University?
You can apply to Lamar University online at: www.applytexas.org/
Admission Requirements for Lamar University
|High School GPA||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lamar University?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to Lamar University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 560.
Can I Afford Lamar University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lamar University, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,013 a year. That adds up to $28,052 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lamar University is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Lamar University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,879 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,735 full-time undergraduates at Lamar University, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lamar University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,589|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,047|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Lamar University. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Lamar University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at Lamar University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lamar University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Lamar University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lamar University was 4.6%. This is the #1,703 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lamar University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lamar University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lamar University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lamar University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||#12|
|Industrial Production Technology||#16|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#35|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#55|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#58|
|Communication & Media Studies||#79|
|Instructional Media Design||#100|
|Communication & Journalism||#116|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#311|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#350|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#389|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#389|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lamar University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Billy Hathorn under License
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