Lamar University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Beaumont, TX

$6,129

Avg in-state tuition

$15,945

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Lamar University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Lamar University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Beaumont, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,588, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 37%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,129, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $15,945.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

83% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

37% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 943-1140

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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17k

Students enrolled

79%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Black

24%

Hispanic

21%

Asian

4%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

35

Total Online Enrollment

13,097

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

64% On-campus

36% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 27% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 80% online

Master's Check Bold 45% online

Doctorate Check Bold 20% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,129 $15,945
Graduate $6,397 $13,759

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $9,064
On-campus other expenses $4,888
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,888
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,080
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,888

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,281 $31,097
Off-campus without family $21,297 $31,113
Off-campus with family $12,217 $22,033

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

59%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

22%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,269
State Grant Aid $5,416
Institution Grant Aid $3,599
Pell Grant Aid $4,842

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2020-2021 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

BA

MA

DOC

7

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

8

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

9

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

10

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

11

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

12

History

BA

MA

DOC

13

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

14

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

15

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Natural Resources And Conservation

BA

MA

DOC

17

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

18

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

19

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

20

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

BA

MA

DOC

21

Security And Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

22

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

23

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.