Lamar Institute of Technology

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,993
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.9%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,417
33.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.8%
161 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 2020, 675 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lamar Institute of Technology. 44.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (357 degrees), 2.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $2,280, which is $−5,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $2,280, which is $−5,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,993.

In 2020, 46% of undergraduate students attending Lamar Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,280
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology was $2,280. The cost of tuition at Lamar Institute of Technology is $−5,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,993
2020 Value
29%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lamar Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,993. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lamar Institute of Technology grew by 29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,349
Room and Board
$914
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lamar Institute of Technology was of $5,349 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $914. The cost of room and board increased by 2.94% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.93% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Lamar Institute of Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2019, when 42% 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.
7.9%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lamar Institute of Technology was 7.9%, which represents 29 out of the 367 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 4,417 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,468 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,949. This means that 33.2% 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 42.4% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.65% Asian, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0679% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.9%), followed by White Female (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (17%). 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

33.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,417 students. The full-time enrollment at Lamar Institute of Technology is 1,468 and the part-time enrollment is 2,949. This means that 33.2% of students enrolled at Lamar Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Lamar Institute of Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,873
  2. Black or African American
    1,246
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    996

The enrolled student population at Lamar Institute of Technology is 42.4% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.65% Asian, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0679% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 69 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 (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 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 (128 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (170 degrees), and Protective Services (70 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 (123,502 people), Other managers (80,233 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (61,880 people), Construction managers (41,626 people), and Social workers, all other (33,162 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (128 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (170 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Economists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (128 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (170 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 (294,883 people), Elementary & secondary schools (130,365 people), Construction (111,990 people), Computer Systems Design (58,476 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (55,922 people).

The most specialized majors at Lamar Institute of Technology are Science Technologies (128 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (170 degrees), Protective Services (70 degrees), Construction (19 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

372
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
303
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (303).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Lamar Institute of Technology in Chemical Technology, which is 3.41 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Lamar Institute of Technology in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.05 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lamar Institute of Technology is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    357 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    141 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lamar Institute of Technology is white (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    222 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    135 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lamar Institute of Technology is white male (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (135 degrees).

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Operations

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $6.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $70.4k (1.05%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $30.2M. Lamar Institute of Technology employs 71 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Lamar Institute of Technology are Female Instructors (42), Male Instructors(29), 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 22 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.72M
2020 Endowment
29%
growth from 2019

Lamar Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $6.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lamar Institute of Technology grew 29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.29M 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. $481k - Federal
  2. $499k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lamar Institute of Technology received $481k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $499k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.8M
2020 Salaries
0.534%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a median of $11.8M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($30.2M) and a 0.534% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.76% growth from 2018 and a 1.83% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.84M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lamar Institute of Technology paid a total of $3.84M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology were Instructor with 71 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, 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 22 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lamar Institute of Technology was Female Instructor with 42 employees, and Male Instructor with 29 employees.

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