Lamar Institute of Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280
32% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,033
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,015
38% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.6%
108 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 2019, 685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar Institute of Technology. 37.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (386 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $2,280, which is $−5,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $2,280, which is $−5,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,033.

In 2019, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology was $2,280. The cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $−5,544 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,033
2019 Value
0.0142%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lamar Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,033. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lamar Institute of Technology grew by 0.0142%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,196
Room and Board
$888
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar Institute of Technology was of $5,196 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $888. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.83% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
15%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Lamar Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.33% with respect to 2018, when 43% 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.
14.8%
2017 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar Institute of Technology was 14.8%, which represents 56 out of the 378 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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Enrollment

Lamar Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 4,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,524 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,491. This means that 38% 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 41.7% White, 28.3% Black or African American, 23.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 2.89% Asian, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0747% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.9%) and White Female (16.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,015 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,524 and the part-time enrollment is 2,491. This means that 38% of students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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
    1,675
  2. Black or African American
    1,137
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    933

The enrolled student population at Lamar Institute of Technology is 41.7% White, 28.3% Black or African American, 23.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 2.89% Asian, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0747% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 173 fewer women than men received degrees from Lamar Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lamar Institute of Technology is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 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 (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (188 degrees), and Protective Services (87 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 (133,120 people), Other managers (74,134 people), Construction managers (47,931 people), Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (37,755 people), and Software developers (36,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (188 degrees), Protective Services (87 degrees), Precision Production (29 degrees), and Construction (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Personal financial advisors, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (188 degrees), Protective Services (87 degrees), Precision Production (29 degrees), and Construction (13 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 (316,401 people), Construction (121,134 people), Elementary & secondary schools (59,668 people), Computer Systems Design (53,198 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (37,728 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (135 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (188 degrees), Protective Services (87 degrees), Precision Production (29 degrees), and Construction (13 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, 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

429
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
256
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 429 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology, which is 1.68 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (256).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology in Chemical Technology, which is 4.4 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar Institute of Technology in Chemical Technology, which is 0.227 times less than the 110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 18% 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, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar Institute of Technology is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.56% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    386 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar Institute of Technology is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

0.438% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    255 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    131 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lamar Institute of Technology is white male (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (131 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $5.21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $119k (2.28%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $28.1M. Lamar Institute of Technology employs 79 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Lamar Institute of Technology are Female Instructors (47), Male Instructors(32), and N/A (0).

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 19 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.21M
2019 Endowment
0.881%
growth from 2018

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $5.21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar Institute of Technology grew 0.881% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $908k 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. $696k - Federal
  2. $313k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lamar Institute of Technology received $696k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $313k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.7M
2019 Salaries
2.76%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a median of $11.7M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($28.1M) and a 2.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% decline from 2017 and a 0.782% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.25M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a total of $4.25M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology were Instructor with 79 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, 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 19 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology was Female Instructor with 47 employees, Male Instructor with 32 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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