Lamar Institute of Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,299

4.14% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,639

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.8%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,983

44% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

18.1%

64 Graduates

About

Lamar Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lamar Institute of Technology were .

In 2017, 746 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar Institute of Technology. 34.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (417 degrees), 2.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (144 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $3,299, which is $-4,115 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $3,299, which is $-4,115 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,639.

In 2017, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,299

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology was $3,299. The cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $-4,115 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,639

2017 Value

5.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lamar Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,639. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lamar Institute of Technology grew by 5.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,610

Room and Board

$1,726

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar Institute of Technology was of $6,610 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,726. The cost of room and board increased by 0.152% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.232% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Lamar Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.86% with respect to 2016, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.8%

2016 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar Institute of Technology was 12.8%, which represents 62 out of the 483 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Lamar Institute of Technology received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 2,983 students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lamar Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lamar Institute of Technology was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Lamar Institute of Technology in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lamar Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 2,983 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,313 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,670. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lamar Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 28.4% Black or African American, 19.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 0.536% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.503% Two or More Races, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.7%), followed by White Female (16.1%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,983 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,313 and the part-time enrollment is 1,670. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lamar Institute of Technology was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Lamar Institute of Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,428

  2. Black or African American

    848

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    572

The enrolled student population at Lamar Institute of Technology is 47.9% White, 28.4% Black or African American, 19.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 0.536% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.503% Two or More Races, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2 students (0.067%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 236 fewer women than men received degrees from Lamar Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Lamar Institute of Technology are white (417 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (144 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lamar Institute of Technology is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lamar Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (201 degrees), and Precision Production (52 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Police officers (116,106 people), Other managers (73,434 people), Construction managers (39,880 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (33,226 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (30,376 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (201 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Protective Services (83 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Physicians, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (201 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Protective Services (83 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Justice, public order, & safety activities (283,819 people), Construction (109,451 people), Elementary & secondary schools (69,509 people), Computer Systems Design (55,736 people), and National security & international affairs (38,362 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (165 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (201 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Protective Services (83 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lamar Institute of Technology.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lamar Institute of Technology was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 491

  2. 255

In 2017, 491 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology, which is 1.93 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (255).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology in Chemical Technology, which is 3.71 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar Institute of Technology in Chemical Technology, which is 0.269 times less than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Lamar Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar Institute of Technology is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.69% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    417 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    144 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar Institute of Technology is white (417 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (144 degrees).

0.938% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    292 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lamar Institute of Technology is white male (292 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (125 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $4.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.8k (1.62%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total expenditure of $27.7M. Of that $27.7M, they spent $11.6M on salaries and $27.7M on benefits.

Lamar Institute of Technology employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Lamar Institute of Technology are Female Instructors (47), Male Instructors(37), and Female No academic ranks (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.31M

2017 Endowment

12.3%

growth from 2016

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $4.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar Institute of Technology grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $653k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $423k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $797k - Local

As of 2017, Lamar Institute of Technology received $423k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $797k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.6M

Salary Expenditure

$27.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total expenditure of $27.7M. Of that $27.7M, they spent $11.6M on salaries and $27.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$11.6M

2017 Salaries

0.782%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($27.7M) and a 0.782% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.29% growth from 2015 and a 1.41% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.44M

Instructional Salaries

85

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a total of $4.44M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

26 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology was Female Instructor with 47 employees, Male Instructor with 37 employees, and Female No academic rank with 1 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lamar Institute of Technology.

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