Lamar Institute of Technology

Tel: (409)880-8321
  • 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 is Kaplan College-Beaumont (7.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Lamar Institute of Technology(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty109 staff76 staff
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,799 has declined by 7% 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 state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,799 students3,921 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
Lamar Institute of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,333 students1,055 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,466 students2,866 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lamar Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Lamar Institute of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lamar Institute of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lamar Institute of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lamar Institute of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Lamar Institute of Technology Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups 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.0.550.69
Lamar Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lamar Institute of Technology Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,200$34,000
Lamar Institute of Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2012-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,220 is more than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,220$4,070
Lamar Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,644$6,270
Lamar Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%83%
Lamar Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,507$9,500
Lamar Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,630$5,250
Lamar Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
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    Port Arthur TX  77640
  • 2,259 students | 20.80 Mi410 Front St
    Orange TX  77630
  • 208 students | 53.00 Mi517 Broad St
    Lake Charles LA  70601
  • 3,411 students | 55.90 Mi3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
    Lake Charles LA  70616
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 75%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.