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 Lamar University

Lamar University - Beaumont, TX

4400 MLK, Beaumont, Texas 77705

General information:(409)880-7011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:14,020(9,942 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,850 $6,924 $8,076 -14%
Out-of-state $13,052 $16,224 $17,241 -6%
Books and supplies $1,480 $1,452 $1,500 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,290 $7,010 $7,682 -9%
Other $4,010 $4,414 $4,634 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,630 $19,800 $21,892 -10%
Off Campus $7,330 $8,376 $9,576 -11%
Off Campus with Family $7,330 $8,376 $9,576 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $24,832 $29,100 $31,057 -6%
Off Campus $14,532 $17,676 $18,741 -6%
Off Campus with Family $14,532 $17,676 $18,741 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,520
In-state fees $2,556
Out-of-state tuition $14,685
Out-of-state fees $2,556
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,430
In-state fee $1,916
Out-of-state tuition $11,540
Out-of-state fees $1,916
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,072 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 940 63% $7,355,941 $7,825
Federal grants 703 47% $3,442,092 $4,896
Pell grants 703 47% $3,220,493 $4,581
Other federal grants 293 20% $221,599 $756
State/local government grant or scholarships 681 46% $3,358,587 $4,932
Institutional grants or scholarships 188 13% $555,262 $2,954
Student loan aid 769 52% $5,069,646 $6,593
Federal student loans 752 51% $4,607,327 $6,127
Other student loans 77 5% $462,319 $6,004
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,852 61% $32,544,409 $5,561
Pell grants 4,151 43% $17,904,057 $4,313
Federal student loans 4,901 51% $35,924,275 $7,330

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,675 $11,615 $12,016
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $17,835 $11,966 $9,938
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,595 $13,196 $11,261
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,219 $16,627 $16,591
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,991 $17,430 $18,531
$110,001 and more $17,998 $17,478 $19,263

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 14,020
Undergraduate enrollment 9,942
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 750
Graduate enrollment 4,078
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,860 2,394 3,466
Percent admitted 46% 47% 45%
Percent admitted who enrolled 47% 26% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1208 86%
ACT 455 86%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 530
SAT Math 410 530
SAT Writing 410 520
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 17 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 6671
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1216
Football 101-
Golf 106
Soccer -22
Tennis 89
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1955 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/12/2006 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

03/01/1976 - 10/12/2006Pre-Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

03/01/1990 - 08/01/2004Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

08/01/2004 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/01/1981 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

08/23/2012 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

05/17/2007 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1985 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/2004 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1984 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession391
Drug law violations1251 56
Liquor law violations142419
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 220
Drug law violations 62737
Liquor law violations 656
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 211
Aggravated assault 202
Burglary 121426
Motor vehicle theft 317
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 121016
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate14.7%
Number in default251
Number in repayment1,705

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00358100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Interior Architecture9----
Category total9----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry2----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General464---
Category total484---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting554---
Business Administration and Management, General2758---
Business/Commerce, General34----
Business/Managerial Economics1----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0----
Finance, General45----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General10----
Management Information Systems, General24----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General43----
Operations Management and Supervision3----
Retailing and Retail Operations3----
Category total24562---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising2----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric71----
Category total73----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-11---
Computer and Information Sciences, General5----
Category total511---
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-82--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-163516--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-1---
Educational/Instructional Technology-189---
Elementary Education and Teaching-2---
Music Teacher Education-2---
Secondary Education and Teaching-1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-7---
Category total-184518--
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering24-4--
Civil Engineering, General15----
Construction Engineering1----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering200---
Engineering, General-2585--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-6---
Industrial Engineering14----
Mechanical Engineering23----
Category total972649--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management-4---
Industrial Technology/Technician29----
Category total294---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General228---
Category total228---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General9----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General77---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General6----
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management21----
Human Development and Family Studies, General10----
Category total537---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)6----
French Language and Literature4----
Spanish Language and Literature7----
Category total17----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist---1-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General36----
Health and Wellness, General15----
Nursing Administration-4---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing-1---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1020--36
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-23---
Category total15728-136
History Colleges
History, General180---
Category total180---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies383---
Category total383---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies118----
Category total118----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General83---
Category total83---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other197----
Category total197----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science84---
Category total84---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science148---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management34----
Category total488---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1013---
Forensic Chemistry2----
Geology/Earth Science, General5----
Physics, General2----
Category total1913---
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology-7---
Counseling Psychology-14---
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-3---
Psychology, General31----
Category total3124---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-8---
Social Work31----
Category total318---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General17----
Sociology8----
Category total25----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Dance, General2----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General50---
Fine/Studio Arts, General7----
Graphic Design16----
Music, General153---
Category total453---
Grand total1341229927136