Lamar University: Statistics

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#414 of 2,597 In North America
#372 of 2,496 In the United States
#24 of 119 In Texas
#421 of 1,098 For Petroleum Engineering
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
83%
Average SAT
1042
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
85%
Undergraduates
8,588
Graduates
8,049
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.lamar.edu

Lamar University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 83% 81% 84%
Applicants 7,512 2,769 4,743
Admissions 6,211 2,249 3,962
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,203 479 724
Freshmen enrolled part time 269 105 164

3,610 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

9,487 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,079 or 73%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 943
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Lamar University are 943-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
321 or 22%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Lamar University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 7189 (43%)
Black or African American 4074 (25%)
Hispanic 3568 (21%)
Asian 618 (4%)
Two or more races 444 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 350 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 327 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 21 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,226
Students receiving aid
85%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,129$6,397
Tuition in-state $6,129$6,397
Tuition out-of-state $15,945$13,759
Fee in-district $2,462$1,940
Fee in-state $2,462$1,940
Fee out-of-state $2,462$1,940

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,505
Combined charge for room and board $9,340
Room charge $5,984
Meal charge $3,356

Lamar University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1,227 46
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 199
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 188
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 97 86
Educational & Instructional Technology 180
Counseling Psychology 171
General Studies 146
Business Administration and Management, General 33 92
Special Education and Teaching, General 124
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 122
Engineering, General 73 7
Mechanical Engineering 64
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 64
Chemical Engineering 47 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 49 2
Industrial Technology & Technician 49
Psychology, General 49
Social Work 47
Accounting 20 22
Sociology, General 41
Music, General 34 4
Computer Science 37
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 37
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 37
Business & Commerce, General 35
Computer and Information Sciences, General 35
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 35
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 33
Industrial Engineering 33
English Language and Literature, General 20 7
Health and Wellness, General 26
Finance, General 25
Foodservice Systems Administration & Management 23
American Sign Language (ASL) 22
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 22
Graphic Design 21
Public Health Education and Promotion 21
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 6 14
Mathematics, General 14 6
Management Information Systems, General 19
Civil Engineering, General 16
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 10 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 16
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 9 6
Information Science & Studies 15
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 14
Nursing Administration 14
Construction Engineering 13
Nursing Education 13
Chemistry, General 6 6
Political Science and Government, General 12
History, General 9 2
Physics, General 10
Audiology & Audiologist 9
Engineering & Industrial Management 9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Applied Psychology 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Biochemistry 6
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 6
Environmental Science 5
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Operations Management and Supervision 5
Transportation & Mobility Management 5
Human Development and Family Studies, General 4
Apparel and Textiles, General 3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 3
Forensic Chemistry 2
Public Administration 2
Advertising 1
Business & Managerial Economics 1
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1
Grand Total 1,683 2,338 78
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 37% 32% 40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%
  • Part-time retention rate - 57%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,349
Citations
78,514

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
1,230 / 35,857
Chemistry
826 / 34,123
Physics
704 / 24,990
Materials Science
561 / 20,480
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
472 / 7,334
Computer Science
412 / 4,057
Medicine
391 / 6,383
Psychology
340 / 9,334
Environmental Science
327 / 13,757
Business
313 / 6,492
Mathematics
189 / 2,205
Biology
158 / 8,063
Chemical Engineering
156 / 8,909
Health Science
120 / 1,901
Computer Networking
108 / 2,214
Social Psychology
104 / 6,187
Economics
102 / 1,310
Art & Design
98 / 353
Education Majors
96 / 1,029
Inorganic Chemistry
94 / 5,415
Sociology
87 / 2,841
Environmental Management
86 / 5,165
Math Teachers
82 / 637
Systems Engineering
77 / 1,273
Environmental Chemistry
76 / 3,385
Political Science
75 / 303
Electronic Engineering
75 / 964
Nanotechnology
74 / 6,482
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
72 / 404
Audiology
72 / 557
Communications and Public Relations
60 / 1,331
Demography
56 / 835
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
52 / 1,550
Marketing
51 / 1,416
Automation and Control engineering
49 / 390
Child Psychology
44 / 1,623
Multimedia
43 / 185
Organic Chemistry
42 / 742
Environmental Engineering
41 / 3,207
Clinical Psychology
40 / 528

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 39 123
1992 29 173
1993 51 187
1994 38 253
1995 48 260
1996 35 307
1997 47 276
1998 41 429
1999 38 410
2000 46 392
2001 37 454
2002 45 573
2003 50 776
2004 71 815
2005 93 1020
2006 79 1293
2007 94 1681
2008 123 2136
2009 162 2507
2010 149 2813
2011 156 3331
2012 171 4053
2013 184 4889
2014 182 5889
2015 231 6336
2016 240 6723
2017 255 6731
2018 296 7341
2019 261 8065
2020 254 9739
2021 228 10476

Lamar University alumni

  1. Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-1970 (aged 27)
    Occupations
    musicianrecording artistsinger-songwritercomposerguitarist
    Biography

    Janis Joplin was an American singer and songwriter who sang rock, soul, and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.

  2. The Big Bopper

    The Big Bopper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-1959 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterdisc jockeymusician
    Biography

    Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter and disc jockey. His best-known compositions include "Chantilly Lace" and "White Lightning", the latter of which became George Jones' first number one hit in 1959. Richardson was killed in an airplane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, in 1959, along with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

  3. G. W. Bailey

    G. W. Bailey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    George William Bailey is an American actor. Although he appeared in many dramatic roles, he may be best remembered for his "crusty" comedic characters such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H (TV series 1979–1983); Lieutenant/Captain Thaddeus Harris in the Police Academy films (1984–1994), and Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin (1987). He played the role of Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza on TNT's television crime drama The Closer, and its spinoff series Major Crimes, from 2005 to 2018.

  4. Mike James

    Mike James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Michael Perry James is an American professional basketball player for AS Monaco Basket of LNB Pro A and the EuroLeague. He was a high school basketball standout playing for Grant High School in Portland, and played college basketball for Eastern Arizona College and Lamar University. He was the first player in NBA history to go from a two-way contract to a regular contract, all while never being sent down to the NBA G League in the process.

General info

Founded 1923
Motto Living the Legacy, Inventing the Future
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff 1,311
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas, 77705
United States
City population 115,000
Phone 4098807011
Fax +1 (409) 880 8404

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