Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,881
Graduate Enrollment: 7,943
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 88.06%

Male/Female: 35% / 65% (2017)

First generation college students: 43.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 16.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,012
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 910 - 1100

2022 Median Admit ACT: 20
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 16 - 24

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 54.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 32.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 22.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 14.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 39.2%
Black: 27.7%
Hispanic: 22.7%
Asian: 5.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 1.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.1%
Unknown race: 2.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,356
In-State tuition: $8,690
Out-of-State tuition: $18,482

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,064 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,888 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,888 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,888 (2022)

Average Family Income: $53,283 (2017)
Median Family Income: $35,526 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 42.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 41.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $225 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,526
$30k-48k $10,221
$48k-75k $13,300
$75k-110k $16,921
$110k+ $17,901

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 17%
6-year graduation rate: 39%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 56.5% (2015)
@3 year 63.2% (2017)
@5 year 70.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 31.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 35.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $51,854 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,204 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 63 $25,669 $257 $29,089 ($2,424) $35,050 ($2,921)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 26 $26,071 $276 $56,473 ($4,706)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 44
Bachelor's Degree American Sign Language. 23 $24,262 $242 $30,950 ($2,579)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 994 $233 $59,425 ($4,952) $63,453 ($5,288)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 61 $600 $85,150 ($7,096) $87,873 ($7,323)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 881 $156 $62,293 ($5,191)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 126 $233 $58,674 ($4,890) $58,775 ($4,898)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 30 $22,500 $203 $44,110 ($3,676)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 29 $416 $62,059 ($5,172) $59,622 ($4,969)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 8
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 113 $469 $49,125 ($4,094) $55,999 ($4,667)
Master's Degree Public Health. 20 $371 $42,109 ($3,509)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 218 $25,196 $212 $70,635 ($5,886) $80,368 ($6,697)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 30
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 58 $29,057 $285 $37,300 ($3,108) $49,841 ($4,153)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 78 $27,000 $265 $39,507 ($3,292) $51,420 ($4,285)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 93 $339 $71,344 ($5,945) $68,292 ($5,691)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 22 $56,341 ($4,695)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 26 $63,292 ($5,274) $77,133 ($6,428)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 16 $25,406 $277 $35,017 ($2,918) $37,736 ($3,145)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 35 $20,980 $210 $37,604 ($3,134) $56,053 ($4,671)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 22 $28,000 $286 $38,795 ($3,233) $50,224 ($4,185)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 23 $47,361 ($3,947)
Bachelor's Degree History. 8
Master's Degree History. 4
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 80 $223 $55,646 ($4,637) $58,838 ($4,903)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 25
Master's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 197 $31,000 $262 $41,003 ($3,417) $45,514 ($3,793)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 52 $27,000 $262 $35,091 ($2,924) $44,170 ($3,681)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 13
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Master's Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 48 $25,134 $239 $25,599 ($2,133) $40,182 ($3,349)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 296 $334 $56,894 ($4,741) $58,380 ($4,865)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 102 $31,000 $265 $40,344 ($3,362) $50,559 ($4,213)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 70 $196 $56,554 ($4,713) $57,669 ($4,806)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 34 $32,705 $329 $35,498 ($2,958) $36,661 ($3,055)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 36 $36,615 $280 $35,496 ($2,958)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 14 $11,397 ($950)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 21 $26,407 $220 $47,769 ($3,981)
Master's Degree Music. 4
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 20 $31,000 $226 $32,714 ($2,726) $47,072 ($3,923)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 4
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 95
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 51 $20,019 $207 $81,769 ($6,814) $107,127 ($8,927)
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 16 $68,447 ($5,704)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 32 $18,000 $194 $82,104 ($6,842) $83,799 ($6,983)
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 92 $29,000 $292 $68,606 ($5,717) $93,563 ($7,797)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 23 $28,351 $265 $65,802 ($5,484)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 45 $37,672 $226 $67,601 ($5,633) $80,134 ($6,678)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 7
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 2
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 19 $21,482 $199 $39,366 ($3,281)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 22
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 143 $29,298 $242 $36,107 ($3,009) $43,525 ($3,627)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 31 $22,875 $228 $42,320 ($3,527)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $75,942
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $133,182,264 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $160,527,634 (2022)