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IPEDS ID: 226091
OPE ID: 00358100
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Lamar University
4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77705
General information:  (409) 880-7011
Website:  www.lamar.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  14,035 (9,382 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty424116
Instructional421116
Research and public service30
Total graduate assistants-70
Instructional-13
Research-57
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,924$8,076$8,544$7,429-13.1%
Out-of-state$16,224$17,241$20,574$15,925-22.6%
Books and supplies$1,452$1,500$1,520$1,5441.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,010$7,682$7,976$7,966-0.1%
Other$4,414$4,634$4,626$4,8304.4%
Off Campus
Room and board--$7,654$7,9664.1%
Other--$4,626$4,8304.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$4,626$4,600-0.6%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$19,800$21,892$22,666$21,769-4.0%
Off Campus$8,376$9,576$22,344$21,769-2.6%
Off Campus with Family$8,376$9,576$14,690$13,573-7.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$29,100$31,057$34,696$30,265-12.8%
Off Campus$17,676$18,741$34,374$30,265-12.0%
Off Campus with Family$17,676$18,741$26,720$22,069-17.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$5,544
In-state fees$2,031
Out-of-state tuition$11,916
Out-of-state fees$2,031
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,36681%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,21872%$7,141,438$5,863
Federal grants89153%$3,365,114$3,777
Pell grants89153%$3,310,346$3,715
Other federal grants282%$54,768$1,956
State/local government grant or scholarships82349%$3,208,619$3,899
Institutional grants or scholarships20512%$567,705$2,769
Student loan aid1,00259%$6,172,238$6,160
Federal student loans1,00159%$5,864,738$5,859
Other student loans433%$307,500$7,151
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,16863%$31,906,583$5,173
Pell grants4,46646%$17,414,089$3,899
Federal student loans5,33054%$39,933,850$7,492
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$12,016$16,349$14,937
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,938$15,553$14,576
$30,001 – $48,000$11,261$16,909$15,132
$48,001 – $75,000$16,591$19,984$18,273
$75,001 – $110,000$18,531$21,076$19,876
$110,001 and more$19,263$21,389$20,672
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment14,035
Undergraduate enrollment9,382
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment742
Graduate enrollment4,653
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 16%
Part-time: 84%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 57%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 73%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 22%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,7881,9862,802
Percent admitted77%80%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%43%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,25787%
ACT51736%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430530
SAT Math440550
ACT Composite1823
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 53%
Part-time students: 32%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
Transfer-out rate: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 10%
6-year: 31%
8-year: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 29%
Female: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 44%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
White: 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 34%
Non-resident alien: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture-5--
Category total-5--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-267-
Category total-267-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-3715-
Business Administration and Management, General-28d57-
Business/Commerce, General-27d--
Business/Managerial Economics-6--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-9--
Finance, General-19--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-10--
Management Information Systems, General-28--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-21--
Operations Management and Supervision-4--
Retailing and Retail Operations-0--
Category total-189d72-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising-3--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-59d--
Category total-62d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-7--
Computer Science--16-
Category total-716-
Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness--154
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--846d28d
Educational/Instructional Technology--180d-
Elementary Education and Teaching--1-
Special Education and Teaching, General--10d-
Category total--1,052d32d
Engineering
Chemical Engineering-25-5
Civil Engineering, General-9--
Construction Engineering-10--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-180-
Engineering, General--765
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--1-
Industrial Engineering-18--
Mechanical Engineering-34--
Category total-1147710
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management--3-
Industrial Technology/Technician-31d--
Category total-31d3-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-279-
Category total-279-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-7--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-013-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-0--
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-14--
Human Development and Family Studies, General-13--
Category total-3413-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)-17--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-0--
French Language and Literature-3--
Spanish Language and Literature-8--
Category total-28--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist---6
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-3--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-32--
Health and Wellness, General-17--
Nursing Administration--12d-
Public Health Education and Promotion--7-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse30980d-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--26-
Category total3015045d6
History
History, General-162-
Category total-162-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-53d5d-
Category total-53d5d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-103d--
Category total-103d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-124-
Category total-124-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-253d--
Category total-253d--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-82-
Category total-82-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-2815-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-29--
Category total-5715-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-636-
Forensic Chemistry-3--
Geology/Earth Science, General-6--
Physics, General-7--
Category total-2236-
Psychology
Applied Psychology--1-
Community Psychology--3-
Counseling Psychology--529d-
Psychology, General-37--
Category total-37533d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--10-
Social Work-26--
Category total-2610-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-13--
Sociology-14--
Category total-27--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--2-
Dance, General-2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-50-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-20--
Graphic Design-11--
Music, General-141-
Category total-523-
Grand total301,3391,90448
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined8384
Baseball34
Basketball1516
Football100
Golf75
Soccer21
Softball21
Tennis98
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1976 - 10/12/2006Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/12/2006 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1981 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/1/1990 - 8/1/2004Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology8/1/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)8/23/2012 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools5/17/2007 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1984 -  Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs1/1/1985 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program10/1/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession915
Drug law violations515653
Liquor law violations24196
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations273742
Liquor law violations566
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible124
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery111
Aggravated assault020
Burglary14268
Motor vehicle theft170
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible124
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault020
Burglary10165
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate18.6%14.7%
Number in default400251
Number in repayment2,1441,705
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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