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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,326
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $230*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $644*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 56
Median SAT/ACT 967/21
% of African American Students 27
% of Asian American Students 5
% of Hispanic Students 15
% of International Students 1
Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 478
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 26
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 33
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 34
% of Freshmen Who Return 64
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

Lamar University

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4400 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Beaumont, TX 77710


Lamar.edu or BeACardinal.com











  • The Mirabeau Scholars Program offers full four-year scholarships, and David J. Beck Fellows at Lamar University receive full scholarships plus funding for summer projects of their choice.
  • Students, faculty, and staff portray a Texas state of mind with three common and distinct characteristics: A sense of community, an independent spirit, and a can-do attitude.

WITH OVER 100 BACHELOR’S, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, Lamar University (LU) serves more than 15,000 students as a member of the Texas State University System. LU has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body, while the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified LU as a doctoral research university, one of only 29 public universities in the nation to achieve this distinction.

Engineering, business, and nursing are among the most popular majors. Engineering faculty conducts advanced, grant-funded research and provides opportunities for students to participate. A new science and technology building as well as the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship will enrich and encourage students’ opportunities for research and collaboration.

LU received state funding in 2015 to launch the Center for Advances in the Study of Port Management, making it one of the few U.S. universities to offer a degree in port management.

LU also has more than 30 degrees that are available entirely online, giving students around the nation the flexibility to obtain a degree and work a full-time job at the same time.

Recent campus improvements include the Cardinal Village residence halls, a gourmet dining facility, a spacious recreational sports center, the new Wayne A. Reaud Honors College and administration building, a softball complex, and expanded and renovated engineering and music buildings. A sizable athletic complex complements the football program and other NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports.

* Fees not included