• 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 4,015 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 71%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,015 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,220
  • Out-state tuition: $12,644
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lamar Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Lamar Institute of Technology
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
193 staff
266 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lamar Institute of Technology has grown by 43% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Lamar Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,015 students
4,799 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,524 students
1,339 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,491 students
3,460 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Lamar Institute of Technology.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
206 students
335 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,524 students
1,339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
28 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,491 students
3,626 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
41 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
23%
47%
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% Black
28%
12%
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% White
42%
29%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.69
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.89%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.73%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$48,200
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,220 is less than the state average of $4,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,644 is more than the state average of $6,891. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,220
$4,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,644
$6,891
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Lamar Institute of Technology and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
65%
82%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Lamar Institute of Technology and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TX by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,761
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Lamar Institute of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,567
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Lamar Institute of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lamar Institute of Technology cost?

Lamar Institute of Technology's tuition is approximately $4,220 for In-State students and $12,644 for Out-State students.

What is Lamar Institute of Technology's ranking?

Lamar Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,015 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,220
  • Out-state tuition: $12,644
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,737 per year for in-state students and $6,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,983 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Texas is Vista College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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