Lamar Institute of Technology

Tel: (409)880-8321
2,954 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:
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Lamar Institute of Technology serves 2,954 students (45.90% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 64%.
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Lamar Institute of Technology is one of 3 community colleges within Jefferson County, TX.
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The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Beaumont (7.45 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 23% 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
Total Faculty 113 staff
61 staff
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,954 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,954 students 1,294 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
21:1
Lamar Institute of Technology Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,356 students
821 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,598 students
1,025 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lamar Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Lamar Institute of Technology Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
12%
7%
Lamar Institute of Technology Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
31%
12%
Lamar Institute of Technology Black (2006-2013)
% White
50%
57%
Lamar Institute of Technology White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Lamar Institute of Technology Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.56 0.53
Lamar Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,065 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,489 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,065 $5,694
Lamar Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,489 $10,252
Lamar Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
89%
Lamar Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,020 per year for in-state students and $6,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.