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Lamar University
Lamar University 4400 MLK Beaumont, TX 77705 Phone: (409) 880-7011
  • General Information
    About Lamar University

    Lamar University Mission Statement ( Revised Jan. 4, 2006 ) Lamar University is a comprehensive public institution educating a diverse student body, preparing students for leadership and lifelong learning in a multicultural world, and enhancing the future of Southeast Texas, the state, the nation, and the world through teaching, research and creative activity, and service. Lamar University Core Values To provide a learning environment of the highest quality and integrity, Lamar University values. . . Our STUDENTS, including their curricular and extracurricular activities; Our FACULTY and STAFF, high quality employees who are committed to educating and serving our students; Our commitment to DIVERSITY in ideas, people, and access; Our collegial ENVIRONMENT with contemporary, functional, and pleasing facilities, a safe campus, and responsible fiscal management; Our bonds with SOUTHEAST TEXAS, the STATE, the NATION, and the WORLD, including our alumni and friends, through economic and educational development, research and creative activity, service and outreach.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,359
    Percent Admitted 84%
    Men Admitted 83%
    Women Admitted 85%
    Full Time Retention Rate 66%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 390 510
      Math 400 520
      Writing 390 490
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 16 21
      English 14 21
      Math 16 21
      Writing 6 8
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 17,635
    Native American 79
    Asian 491
    African American 3,870
    Hispanic 1,610
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 7,098
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 742

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