Lamar Institute Of Technology

Lamar Institute Of Technology

Lamar Institute of Technology, also referred to as LIT, is situated in Beaumont, Texas, United States. Originally, it was part of Lamar University which was founded in 1946 as the Division of Vocations. It became a separate institution in the year 1995. LIT offers degrees and certificates in several areas of study including public service and safety, workforce training, technology, allied health and sciences, business technologies, and general education and developmental studies. Distance education options are also available.

Lamar Institute of Technology's students participate in sports such as basketball, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey, and indoor soccer. LIT is also home to a number of student organizations including Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, and Lamar Alive.

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Lamar Institute of Technology
855 E Lavaca
Beaumont , TX 77705
General Phone: (409) 880-8321

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Lamar Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology117dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Engineering Technician113instrumentation tech, HVAC tech, occupational safety tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement59criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Science and Laboratory Technician59chemical tech
Business and Management29business management, accounting technology
Mechanics and Repair25industrial mechanics, diesel mechanics
Office and Administration24administrative assistant
Family and Social Work20child care management, child care provider, public administration
Production Trades17machinist, welding
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Medical Administration9medical records tech
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Construction Trades6lineworker
Cooking and Culinary Arts5institutional food workers
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0EMT paramedic

Number of programs and degrees for Lamar Institute of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6115
Associate's degree38426
Award of less than 1 academic year575

Lamar Institute of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lamar Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 2,590 students (1,902 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 30%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 27%
20-21 21%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Lamar Institute of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 34 %

Lamar Institute of Technology Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Beaumont, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lamar Institute of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,210
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,954
Books and supplies $ 1,010

Financial Aid:
Lamar Institute of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3627300)

Lamar Institute of Technology Faculty

Lamar Institute of Technology has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year33$47,46535$47,987
All faculty totalacademic year33$47,46535$47,987

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lamar Institute of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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Lamar Institute of Technology Highlights

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What Sets Lamar Institute of Technology Apart:

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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