Lamar Institute of Technology

Tel: (409)880-8321
2,799 students
Public institution
Lamar Institute of Technology: focusing on innovative education, training, and career development for tomorrow’s workforce. Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its career goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty are dedicated to teaching, advising, and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community. The Institute of Technology recognizes its obligation to make available to the community all the opportunities implicit in its function as a part of The Texas State University System.
School Highlights
Lamar Institute of Technology serves 2,799 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.
Lamar Institute of Technology is one of 3 community colleges within Jefferson County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Beaumont (7.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College Lamar Institute of Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 109 staff
62 staff
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,799 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,799 students 1,371 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Lamar Institute of Technology Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,333 students
779 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,466 students
1,083 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lamar Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Lamar Institute of Technology American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
3%
5%
Lamar Institute of Technology Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
20%
Lamar Institute of Technology Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
19%
15%
Lamar Institute of Technology Black (2006-2014)
% White
63%
49%
Lamar Institute of Technology White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Lamar Institute of Technology Unknown (2006-2014)
Lamar Institute of Technology Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.70
Lamar Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,220 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,644 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,220 $5,664
Lamar Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,644 $10,360
Lamar Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
90%
Lamar Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Beaumont
    Private for-profit
    198 students | 7.40 Mi6115 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont TX 77706
    (409)833-2722
    7.40198
  • 2,077 students | 14.50 Mi1500 Proctor St
    Port Arthur TX 77640
    (409)984-6342
    14.502,077
  • 2,259 students | 20.80 Mi410 Front St
    Orange TX 77630
    (409)883-7750
    20.802,259
  • 208 students | 53.00 Mi517 Broad St
    Lake Charles LA 70601
    (337)439-5765
    53.00208
  • 3,411 students | 55.90 Mi3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
    Lake Charles LA 70616
    (337)421-6565
    55.903,411
Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,362 per year for in-state students and $5,655 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,735 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Texas is Virginia College-Austin. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.