Lamar Institute of Technology

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,920
2022 Average Net Price
$9,346
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.27%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,808
28.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.5%
162 Graduates

About

Lamar Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Lamar Institute of Technology were Chemical Technology (110 degrees awarded), Instrumentation Technology (105 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (52 degrees).

In 2022, 968 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar Institute of Technology. 46.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (454 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (264 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $1,920, which is $−6,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $1,920, which is $−6,192 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,346.

In 2022, 38% of undergraduate students attending Lamar Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,920
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology was $1,920. The cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $−6,192 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,346
2022 Value
22.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lamar Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,346. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lamar Institute of Technology grew by 22.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,964
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar Institute of Technology was of $5,964 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies increased by 85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Lamar Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.32% with respect to 2021, when 41% 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.
1.27%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar Institute of Technology was 1.27%, which represents 5 out of the 393 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 had a total enrollment of 4,808 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,370 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,438. This means that 28.5% 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 37.5% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Asian, 1.19% Two or More Races, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0416% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (16.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,370 and the part-time enrollment is 3,438. This means that 28.5% of students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    1,805 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,453 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,164 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lamar Institute of Technology is 37.5% White, 30.2% Black or African American, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Asian, 1.19% Two or More Races, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0416% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 64 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 (454 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (264 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Lamar Institute of Technology is Chemical Technology (110 degrees awarded), followed by Instrumentation Technology (105 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (52 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (119 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (243 degrees), and Human Sciences (65 degrees).

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 (130,365 people), Other managers (87,015 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,115 people), Construction managers (47,624 people), and Software developers (38,205 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology in 2022 are Science Technologies (119 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (243 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), and Protective Services (92 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (119 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (243 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), and Protective Services (92 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (308,663 people), Elementary & secondary schools (143,177 people), Construction (126,991 people), Computer Systems Design (66,202 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (59,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (119 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (243 degrees), Human Sciences (65 degrees), Construction (31 degrees), and Protective Services (92 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 105 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Lamar Institute of Technology was Chemical Technology with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

516
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
452
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 516 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology, which is 1.14 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (452).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology in Instrumentation Technology, which is 5.56 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar Institute of Technology in Child Care Provider. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% 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, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lamar Institute of Technology is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    454 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    264 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar Institute of Technology is white (454 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (264 degrees).

0.103% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    272 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lamar Institute of Technology is white male (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (182 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $6.69M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 48.2k (0.72%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of 37.9M. Lamar Institute of Technology employs 65 Instructors, 9 No academic ranks. Most academics at Lamar Institute of Technology are Female Instructor (36), Male Instructor (29), and Female No academic rank (6).

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 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

Endowment

$6.69M
2022 Endowment
10.4%
decline from 2021

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $6.69M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar Institute of Technology declined 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.48M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2022 Salaries
1.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 33.7% of their overall expenditure ($37.9M) and a 1.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.08M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a total of $4.08M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology were Instructor with 65 employees, and No academic rank with 9 employees.

In 2022, 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 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees, and Management with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology was Female Instructor with 36 employees, Male Instructor with 29 employees, and Female No academic rank with 6 employees.

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