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Lamar University is a public university located in Beaumont, Texas. The school was founded in 1923 and is names after Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second governor of Texas. The school has over 17,000 students with the majority of students being female.
Overview of Lamar University (LU)
Students have a variety of activities to participate in such as a television and radio station, a student newspaper, and more than 150 other activities. The school also has an active Greek life, with 19 national fraternities and sororities. Student athletes compete in the NCAA Division I in football, basketball, softball, baseball, track and field, volleyball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis. Students can live on or off campus and the school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The most popular programs at Lamar include business, education, healthcare, and engineering.
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||18:1|
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LU Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||NA|
|High School Rank||Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Recommended|
|SAT/ACT||Considered But Not Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Common Application Accepted||NA|
LU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Here is the cost breakdown for Lamar University, as of a recent academic year.
- Tuition for Full-time Students: $8,690 for in-state students and $18,482 for out-of-state students
- Books and Supplies: $1,200
- Room and Board: $9,064 on campus and $8,888 off campus
- Other Fees: $4,888
- Total Cost of Attendance: Around $23,850 for in-state students and $33,650 for out-of-state students
When it comes to financial aid, 90% of Lamar University first-time students received some form of financial aid.
Out of that group:
- 63% received grants or scholarships and 39% received institutional grants
- 46% required student loans
The average net price – the amount a student is responsible for paying after grants and scholarships are applied— was $11,449. This amount is usually covered through student loans or by the students themselves.
|Average net price||2020-2021|
|Average Total Aid||$12,082|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||90%|
|Room & Board||$9,064|
- Tuition In-State - $8,690
- Tuition Out-of-State - $18,482
- Books and Supplies - $1,200
- Room & Board - $9,064
- Other - $4,888
For those who are considering attending college here, there are many factors that should be considered. Below are some of the things a potential students should think about when considering Lamar University or any other school.
- Retention Rate: Lamar University has a retention rate of 69%, which is above the national average. This means that for every 100 incoming freshmen students, 67 return for their sophomore year.
- Graduation Rate: 39% of Lamar students graduate from the school, while 34% transfer out to another college or university. If those students move to a more appropriate program for them and graduate from their new school, this could equal as much as a 73% graduation rate.
- Student-Faculty Ratio: the student to faculty ratio at this school is 19:1, which is a bit high but not excessively so.
When you analyze the information, Lamar University is a good fit for a student who wants to form long-lasting relationships with both fellow students and faculty. The student to faculty ratio will allow for students to connect with their professors and get help when necessary. The retention and graduation rate indicates that you will spend your collegiate experience with many of your students that started with you. If this is the type of experience you are seeking, Lamar is worth considering.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||262 Total Graduates / 15%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||204 Graduates|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders, General||37 Graduates|
|Health and Wellness, General||21 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||252 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Business/Commerce, General||59 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||54 Graduates|
|Finance, General||34 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||245 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other||245 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||224 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Mechanical Engineering||81 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||37 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||58 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||26 Graduates|
|Industrial Engineering||23 Graduates|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||164 Total Graduates / 9%|
|General Studies||164 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||36%|
Outcome & Salary
The net price of a full degree program at Lamar University is $45,796. And a graduate in the early stages of their career can expect to earn an average salary of around $54,800. This is well above the national average of $37,960. By mid-career, graduates in the most in-demand industries can expect to earn an average salary of closer to $99,100. With a 10-year salary potential of $694,050, graduates can anticipate earning enough money to live as well as afford to repay any student debt they might have.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$58,200|
|College Grads Average Salary||$76,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$103,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$760,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,794,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$45,796|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$714,204|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,748,204|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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