Lamar Institute of Technology

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 to Lamar Institute of Technology is Kaplan College-Beaumont (7.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Lamar Institute of Technology places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lamar Institute of Technology(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty109 staff76 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lamar Institute of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lamar Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,799 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,333 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students1,466 students2,866 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Lamar Institute of Technology.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of TX.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
11%
37%
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% Black
19%
13%
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% White
63%
39%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.550.69
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College Completion Rate
12%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,200$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,220 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,644 is more than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,220$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,644$6,207
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,507$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,630$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

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  • Kaplan College-Beaumont
    Private, for profit
    198 students | 7.40 Mi6115 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont TX  77706
    (409)833-2722
    7.40198
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    (409)984-6342
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    (409)883-7750
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    (337)439-5765
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  • 3,411 students | 55.90 Mi3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
    Lake Charles LA  70616
    (337)421-6565
    55.903,411
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