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IPEDS ID: 226091
OPE ID: 00358100
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Lamar University
4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77705
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 77705
General information:  (409) 880-7011
Website:  www.lamar.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,001 (9,308 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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
4%
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty486131
Instructional485131
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-207
Instructional-125
Research-82
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,429$7,659$8,002$8,1461.8%
Out-of-state$15,925$16,362$17,362$17,9383.3%
Books and supplies$1,544$1,200$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,966$7,870$7,870$8,3506.1%
Other$4,830$4,260$4,260$4,3000.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,966$7,550$7,550$7,5500.0%
Other$4,830$4,260$4,260$4,3000.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,600$4,260$4,260$4,3000.9%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$21,769$20,989$21,132$21,7963.1%
Off Campus$21,769$20,669$20,812$20,9960.9%
Off Campus with Family$13,573$13,119$13,262$13,4461.4%
Out-of-state
On Campus$30,265$29,692$30,492$31,5883.6%
Off Campus$30,265$29,372$30,172$30,7882.0%
Off Campus with Family$22,069$21,822$22,622$23,2382.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$6,048
In-state fees$1,958
Out-of-state tuition$13,392
Out-of-state fees$1,958
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
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 aid11,20780%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,05170%$7,824,754$7,445
Federal grants68145%$3,355,368$4,927
Pell grants68145%$3,185,298$4,677
Other federal grants463%$170,070$3,697
State/local government grant or scholarships72548%$3,152,293$4,348
Institutional grants or scholarships30620%$1,317,093$4,304
Student loan aid79052%$5,847,226$7,402
Federal student loans77251%$5,364,986$6,949
Other student loans413%$482,240$11,762
  • 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 aid15,25155%$32,010,616$6,096
Pell grants3,72239%$15,387,979$4,134
Federal student loans4,59649%$35,909,051$7,813
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$13,789$12,157$11,755
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 Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$12,412$11,079$10,000
$30,001 – $48,000$13,242$11,547$11,782
$48,001 – $75,000$16,719$14,350$15,952
$75,001 – $110,000$18,566$17,494$17,901
$110,001 and more$19,226$17,808$18,719
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment15,001
Undergraduate enrollment9,308
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment831
Graduate enrollment5,693
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 21%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 50%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 76%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,6132,2813,332
Percent admitted76%80%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%35%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,17680%
ACT53937%
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 Reading430520
SAT Math430530
ACT Composite1823
ACT English1623
ACT Math1724
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: 63%
Part-time students: 46%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 33%
Transfer-out rate: 34%
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:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 33%
8-year: 38%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 31%
Female: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 27%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 33%
Received award in 8 years: 38%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 16%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 49%
Received award in 8 years: 51%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 16%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 6%
Received award in 8 years: 9%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 18%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 38%
Received award in 8 years: 41%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 13%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Architecture3---
Category total3---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry1---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General342--
Category total352--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting4425--
Business Administration and Management, General25d56d--
Business/Commerce, General34d---
Business/Managerial Economics4---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies6d---
Finance, General20---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General15---
Management Information Systems, General26---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General27---
Operations Management and Supervision4---
Retailing and Retail Operations1---
Category total206d81d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising4---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric75d---
Category total79d---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General12---
Computer Science-95--
Category total1295--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---11d
Curriculum and Instruction-132d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-40-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-799d80d627d
Educational/Instructional Technology-138d--
Special Education and Teaching, General-60d--
Category total-1,133d80d638d
Engineering
Chemical Engineering32-4-
Civil Engineering, General14---
Construction Engineering7---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering28---
Engineering, General-2907-
Engineering, Other-31--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-4--
Industrial Engineering9---
Mechanical Engineering49---
Category total13932511-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-0d--
Industrial Technology/Technician23d---
Category total23d0d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General168--
Category total168--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General3---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General010--
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management28---
Human Development and Family Studies, General19---
Category total5010--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)15---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General61d--
Category total211d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist--6-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General11---
Health and Wellness, General21---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-26d--
Nursing Administration-5d--
Nursing Education-3d--
Public Health Education and Promotion-2d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse281d8d--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-30--
Category total343d74d6-
History
History, General130--
Category total130--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies105d68d--
Category total105d68d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies112d---
Category total112d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General155--
Category total155--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other245d---
Category total245d---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science91--
Category total91--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General89--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science00--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management54---
Category total629--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General355--
Forensic Chemistry1---
Geology/Earth Science, General4---
Physics, General7---
Category total1555--
Psychology
Applied Psychology-7--
Community Psychology-0--
Counseling Psychology-543d--
Psychology, General35---
Category total35550d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-4--
Social Work35---
Category total354--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General9---
Sociology10---
Category total19---
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3---
Fine/Studio Arts, General12---
Graphic Design11---
Music, General154--
Category total434--
Grand total1,6352,42597638
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 281
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 68
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,311
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,439
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,983
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,102
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined7672
Baseball34
Basketball1514
Football110
Golf107
Soccer26
Softball22
Tennis99
Volleyball19
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1955 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1976 - 10/12/2006Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/12/2006 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1984 -  Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs1/1/1985 - 8/16/2014Closed by Institution
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program10/1/2004 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1981 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/1/1990 - 8/1/2004Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology8/1/2004 - 2/22/2014Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship10/12/2006 -  Pre-Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations392529
Liquor law violations341
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations192228
Liquor law violations101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape23
Fondling10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery012
Aggravated assault105
Burglary976
Motor vehicle theft242
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape23
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault103
Burglary333
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201420132012
Default rate6.8%10.4%11.9%
Number in default282410400
Number in repayment4,1083,9233,337
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)