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 34:1.
  • 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 Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 109 staff 65 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 Enrollment 2,799 students 3,585 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 34:1
Lamar Institute of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,333 students 932 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,466 students 2,653 students
Lamar Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lamar Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
4%
Lamar Institute of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
37%
Lamar Institute of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
19%
13%
Lamar Institute of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
63%
39%
Lamar Institute of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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. 0.55 0.69
Lamar Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
12%
-
Lamar Institute of Technology Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $48,200 -
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 less than the state average of $4,255. 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 $6,425. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,220 $4,255
Lamar Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,644 $6,425
Lamar Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69% 84%
Lamar Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,507 -
Lamar Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,630 -
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
    Pivate, for profit
    198 students | 7.40 Mi6115 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont TX  77706
    (409)833-2722
    7.40198
  • 2,077 students | 14.50 Mi1500 Proctor St
    Port Arthur TX  77640
    (409)984-6342
    14.502,077
  • 2,259 students | 20.80 Mi410 Front St
    Orange TX  77630
    (409)883-7750
    20.802,259
  • 208 students | 53.00 Mi517 Broad St
    Lake Charles LA  70601
    (337)439-5765
    53.00208
  • 3,411 students | 55.90 Mi3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave
    Lake Charles LA  70616
    (337)421-6565
    55.903,411
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,255 per year for in-state students and $6,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,508 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 80%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.