Lamar Institute of Technology

Tel: (409)880-8321
2,832 students
Public institution

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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 2,832 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Lamar Institute of Technology is one of 3 community colleges within Jefferson County, TX.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 2,832 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,832 students
1,287 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,342 students
832 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,490 students
1,021 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Lamar Institute of Technology sch enrollment Lamar Institute of Technology sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Lamar Institute of Technology Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
11%
7%
Lamar Institute of Technology Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
24%
12%
Lamar Institute of Technology Black (2006-2012)
% White
61%
66%
Lamar Institute of Technology White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Lamar Institute of Technology sch ethnicity Lamar Institute of Technology sta ethnicity
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. 0.56 0.45
Lamar Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,915 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,339 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,915 $5,940
Lamar Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,339 $10,072
Lamar Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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