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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?

1,734 Undergraduate Awards
$25,759 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Lamar University is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 79% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lamar University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Industrial Production Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Online Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lamar University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#34 Highest Paid Mechanical Engineering Graduates College Factual
#38 Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates College Factual
#48 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#56 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#115 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Lamar University?

Location of Lamar University

Contact details for Lamar University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4400 Mlk Blvd, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: 409-880-7011
Website: www.lamar.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LamarUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lamaruniversity

How Do I Get Into Lamar University?

You can apply to Lamar University online at: www.applytexas.org/

Admission Requirements for Lamar University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lamar University?

82% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
Lamar University has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lamar University  ( 480 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
Lamar University received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 16 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Lamar University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 16 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Lamar University  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Lamar University?

$25,759 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lamar University is $25,759. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

5,735 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,904 undergraduate students at Lamar University, with 5,735 being full-time and 3,169 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lamar University

There are also 5,879 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,735 full-time undergraduates at Lamar University, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lamar University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lamar University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lamar University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 327
Black or African American 1,589
Hispanic or Latino 1,047
White 2,402
International Students 113
Other Races/Ethnicities 257

Geographic Diversity

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

7,109 Took All Classes Online
10,518 Took At Least One Class Online
4.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Lamar University. In 2017-2018, 10,518 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lamar University has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 28%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Computer Information Systems 31%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Engineering Technologies 12%
General Business/Commerce 19%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Industrial Engineering 22%
Industrial Production Technology 31%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 13%
Liberal Arts General Studies 13%
Public Administration 50%
Public Administration & Social Service 24%
Public Health 35%
Social Sciences 7%
Sociology 6%

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
Sociology #44
Student Counseling #45
Mental & Social Health Services #55
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #58
Entrepreneurial Studies #59
Public Health #75
Communication & Media Studies #79
Instructional Media Design #100
Engineering Technologies #114
Communication & Journalism #116
General Business/Commerce #134
Special Education #149
Social Sciences #156
Psychology #162
Educational Administration #203
Criminal Justice & Corrections #311
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #350
Nursing #372
Liberal Arts General Studies #389
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #389
Education #489

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Educational Administration 0 881 994 61 1,936
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 296 0 296
Nursing 218 0 30 0 248
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 197 0 0 0 197
Criminal Justice & Corrections 102 0 70 0 172
Business Administration & Management 78 0 93 0 171
Liberal Arts General Studies 143 0 0 0 143
Instructional Media Design 0 0 126 0 126
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 113 0 113
General Engineering 0 0 95 8 103
Mechanical Engineering 92 0 0 0 92
Special Education 0 0 80 5 85
Communication Sciences 30 0 29 8 67
Health & Physical Education 52 0 13 0 65
Communication & Media Studies 63 0 0 0 63
General Business/Commerce 58 0 0 0 58
Chemical Engineering 51 0 0 7 58
Accounting 22 0 26 0 48
General Psychology 48 0 0 0 48
Industrial Production Technology 45 0 0 0 45
Computer Science 0 0 44 0 44
Sociology 36 0 0 0 36
Finance & Financial Management 35 0 0 0 35
Social Work 34 0 0 0 34
General Biology 31 0 2 0 33
Electrical Engineering 32 0 0 0 32
Mathematics 25 0 5 0 30
Computer Information Systems 26 0 0 0 26
General English Literature 22 0 4 0 26
Music 21 0 4 0 25
Marketing 23 0 0 0 23
Industrial Engineering 23 0 0 0 23
American Sign Language 23 0 0 0 23
Management Information Systems 22 0 0 0 22
Health Sciences & Services 20 0 0 0 20
Public Health 0 0 20 0 20
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 19 0 0 0 19
Entrepreneurial Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Civil Engineering 16 0 0 0 16
Chemistry 7 0 9 0 16
Design & Applied Arts 14 0 0 0 14
History 8 0 4 0 12
Construction Engineering 11 0 0 0 11
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 11 0 11
Business/Managerial Economics 10 0 0 0 10
Human Resource Management 9 0 0 0 9
Human Development & Family Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 0 8
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 7 0 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5 0 2 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 3 0 7
Textile & Apparel Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Student Counseling 0 4 0 0 4
Environmental Engineering 0 0 4 0 4
Public Administration 0 0 4 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 0 0 2
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,734 885 2,088 89 4,796

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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