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Lamar University

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Lamar University

Lamar University, located in Beaumont, Texas, USA, is a comprehensive, public, coeducational research institution offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classifies it as a Doctoral Research University. LU is also a member of the Texas State University System and has been since 1995. Previously it was the flagship institution of the old Lamar University System. The school had en enrollment of 13,773 students as of Spring 2012.

Lamar University has many distinctions which set it apart from other universities. To name a few, LU is one of only 10 colleges across the nation to be named by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the Great Colleges to Work for Honor Roll in 2009. In 2010, Lamar was chosen to be a member of the Gulf Project, a coalition of policy experts, scientists, and researchers who are working to protect Texas' environment and economy in case of a disaster like the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to these distinctions, Lamar University is characterized y the U.S. News and World Report as a National University. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880-8888
Fax: (409) 880-8463
admissions@hal.lamar.edu
Contact: James Rush
Director of Academic Services
Main Address
Lamar University Station
Beaumont, TX 77710
(409) 880-8888
www.lamar.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 8,801
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,443
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,429
Graduate enrollment: 1,412

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 - 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 88%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 65%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 5,860
Percent Admitted: 46%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 53%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 430 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 530 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 410 (25th Percentile)
  • 520 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)
ACT Writing
  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 7 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics


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Retention and Graduation Rates


Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees


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6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees


Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $5,560 $6,014 $5,850 $6,924 +18.36%
Books and Supplies $1,382 $1,410 $1,480 $1,452 -1.89%
Living Arrangement - On Campus
Room and Board $5,888 $6,290 $6,290 $7,010 +11.45%
Other $4,190 $4,284 $4,010 $4,414 +10.07%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $17,020 $17,998 $17,630 $19,800 +12.31%
In-state Off Campus $6,942 $7,424 $7,330 $8,376 +14.27%
In-state with Family $6,942 $7,424 $7,330 $8,376 +14.27%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,160
In-state Student Fees $1,632
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,360
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,632

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 811 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 810 59% $4,802,072 $5,928
• Federal grants 804 58% $2,101,601 $2,614
• Pell grants 501 36% $1,855,105 $3,703
• Other federal grants 303 22% $246,496 $814
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 360 26% $1,455,166 $4,042
Institutional scholarships or grants 262 19% $1,245,305 $4,753
Student loan financial aid 810 59% $1,885,339 $2,328
• Federal student loans 800 58% $1,755,697 $2,195
• Other student loans 14 1% $129,642 $9,260

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1176 2962 19 61 -
Architecture and Related Services 7 - - - -
Interior Architecture 7 - - - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 5 - - -
Biochemistry 1 - - - -
Biology/biological Sciences, General 38 5 - - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 236 49 - - -
Accounting 43 - - - -
Business Administration and Management, General 20 49 - - -
Business/commerce, General 28 - - - -
Business/managerial Economics 3 - - - -
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 4 - - - -
Finance, General 37 - - - -
Hospitality Administration/management, General 7 - - - -
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 20 - - - -
Management Information Systems, General 19 - - - -
Marketing/marketing Management, General 45 - - - -
Operations Management and Supervision 6 - - - -
Retailing and Retail Operations 4 - - - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 63 - - - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 63 - - - -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7 24 - - -
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7 - - - -
Information Science/studies - 24 - - -
Education - 2633 16 - -
Curriculum and Instruction - 436 - - -
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness - 14 - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 2169 16 - -
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision - 1 - - -
Educational/instructional Technology - 5 - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - - - -
Music Teacher Education - 3 - - -
Secondary Education and Teaching - 2 - - -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 3 - - -
Engineering 118 152 1 - -
Chemical Engineering 28 - - - -
Civil Engineering, General 16 - - - -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28 1 - - -
Engineering, General - 146 1 - -
Engineering, Other - 1 - - -
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering - 4 - - -
Industrial Engineering 10 - - - -
Mechanical Engineering 36 - - - -
Engineering Technology, General 18 - - - -
Industrial Technology/technician 18 - - - -
English Language and Literature/letters 24 8 - - -
English Language and Literature, General 24 8 - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 - - - -
American Sign Language (asl) 4 - - - -
French Language and Literature 2 - - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 4 - - - -
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 84 20 2 61 -
Audiology/audiologist - 1 2 - -
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 26 - - - -
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist - - - - -
Dietetics/dietitian 5 - - - -
Nursing Administration - 1 - - -
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other - - - - -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 53 - - 61 -
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist - 18 - - -
History 17 1 - - -
History, General 17 1 - - -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 20 3 - - -
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 20 3 - - -
Human Services, General 24 4 - - -
Public Administration - 4 - - -
Social Work 24 - - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 119 - - - -
General Studies 119 - - - -
Mathematics and Statistics 5 4 - - -
Mathematics, General 5 4 - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 201 - - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 201 - - - -
Natural Resources and Conservation 4 2 - - -
Environmental Science 4 2 - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 36 10 - - -
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 16 10 - - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 20 - - - -
Physical Sciences 15 14 - - -
Chemistry, General 8 14 - - -
Chemistry, Other 3 - - - -
Geology/earth Science, General 2 - - - -
Physics, General 2 - - - -
Psychology 28 26 - - -
Community Psychology - 3 - - -
Counseling Psychology - 19 - - -
Industrial and organizational Psychology - 4 - - -
Psychology, General 28 - - - -
Social Sciences 26 - - - -
Economics, General - - - - -
Political Science and Government, General 18 - - - -
Sociology 8 - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 46 - - - -
Art/art Studies, General - - - - -
Dance, General 2 - - - -
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 5 - - - -
Fine/studio Arts, General 11 - - - -
Graphic Design 12 - - - -
Music, General 16 - - - -
Work and Family Studies 29 7 - - -
Apparel and Textiles, General 7 - - - -
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General 2 7 - - -
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 3 - - - -
Human Development and Family Studies, General 17 - - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art - General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music - General B
Music - Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business - General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences - General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Counselor Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences - Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering - General B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Community Services B
Family/Consumer Sciences - General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History - General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics - General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation - General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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