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Lamar University

4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX

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Lamar University, a public institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Beaumont, TX, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. About fourteen thousand students enroll at Lamar University annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Lamar University offers:

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1250 to 1580 on the SAT and between 17 to 23 on the ACT is common among students admitted to this school. Approximately 50 percent of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 53 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $8,900 and nonresidents pay $19,000 per year. Housing is available for students, and generally costs about $5,400 each year. Students at Lamar University may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Lamar University Cardinals participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students may visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Lamar University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Lamar University is about 15,000, with undergraduate students making up about 62% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$12,200

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. 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 range estimates:
    • In-State: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,860
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $230-$280 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $620-$740 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$5,832
Receiving Student Loans50%$6,273
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Lamar University may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Lamar University is approximately 35%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lamar University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southland Conference)
  • Basketball (Southland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southland Conference)
  • Football (Southland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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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 University 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,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    79.11%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    77%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    19:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    44

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,789