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Lamar Institute of Technology

855 E Lavaca, Beaumont, TX

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Lamar Institute of Technology is a state-owned technical school located in Beaumont, Texas. It is formerly a part of Lamar University but it became an independent institution when it joined the Texas State University System in 1995. In 1949, Lamar Institute of Technology started out as the Division of Vocations in Lamar University wherein the department teaches vocational skills training to students.

Today, LIT offers more than 50 programs in different fields such as allied health, business, public service and safety. Students have a variety of choices of degree programs that they can choose from. First time enrollees can consult with the school counselor on which program will fit their requirements. With its mission to produce highly skilled workforce, each program in LIT is designed to teach students important skills that they can use to find meaningful employments in society.

Regarding the tuition fee rate of the school, it is based on the number of semester credit hours t which the student has registered. Moreover, in-residents as well as out-of-state residents pay different tuition fee rates. For instance, the current rate for state residents is $114, while out-of-state residents pay $465.

Since LIT is  a member of the Texas State University Systems, students who wish to finish their associate degrees in colleges that offer four-year bachelor courses can apply for transfer curriculum thereby making it easier for students to seek higher learning to other schools. 

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,100-$3,700
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,900
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $130-$150 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $520-$620 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$5,045
Receiving Student Loans35%$4,075
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Lamar Institute of Technology may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Jefferson County and community colleges in Texas in total.

 Lamar Institute of TechnologyJefferson CountyTexas
Graduation Rate16.0%16.6%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate19.6%20.0%20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Lamar Institute of Technology by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lamar Institute of Technology.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
64%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
8

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,245