In 2016, 4,836 people graduated from undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar University. 64.5% of these graduates were women, and 35.5% were men. The majority of graduating students were White (2,492 graduates), meaning that there were 2.86 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 871 graduates.
The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar University is $5,664, which is $1,327 less than the national median of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,456, which is 272% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,327 less than the national median $6,991.
The median in-state tuition at Lamar University is $5,664, which is $1,327 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,456, which is 272% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,920 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.
After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,755.
In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.
Lamar University received 5,613 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 23.9% annual growth. Out of those 5,613 applicants, 4,276 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.2% acceptance rate.
There were 15,001 students enrolled at Lamar University in 2016, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.
Lamar University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.
Lamar University has a total enrollment of 15,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar University is 7,023 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,978. This means that 46.8% of students enrolled at Lamar University are enrolled full-time.
The enrolled student population at Lamar University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5%White, 23.2%Black or African American, 15.2%Hispanic or Latino, 3.62%Asian, 2.13%Two or More Races, 0.33%American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11%Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.
Students enrolled at Lamar University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority WhiteFemale (10.2%), followed by WhiteMale (8.83%) and Black or African AmericanFemale (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority WhiteFemale (0.65%), followed by WhiteMale (0.41%) and Black or African AmericanFemale (0.27%).
In 2016, 1,400 more women than men graduated from Lamar University. The majority of students graduating from Lamar University are White. These 2,492 graduates mean that there were 2.86 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 871 graduates.
The most specialized major across all degree types at Lamar University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 1,851 graduates, followed by Psychology with 585 graduates and Engineering with 475 graduates.
Lamar University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $822,602 (2.69%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.
In 2015, Lamar University had a total expenditure of $216M. Of that $216M, they spent $83.3M on salaries and $27.8M on benefits.
Lamar University employs 131Assistant professors, 124Associate professors, and 115Instructors. Most academics at Lamar University are MaleProfessors (79), FemaleInstructors (77), and MaleAssistant professors (72).
The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lamar University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 179 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 148 employees, and Service with 133 employees.