Lamar University

Beaumont, TX 77705
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Lamar University is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Beaumont.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,506 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,447 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 926 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%). Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Lamar University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,832, and fees were $2,482. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,792 and $2,482 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students14,506
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 39 224
Master's degree 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1955 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1985 - 08/16/2014
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2004 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1984 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1140
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$243/credit
In State Students$243/credit
Out of State Students$658/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$343/credit
In State Students$343/credit
Out of State Students$758/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,935 $10,935 $29,610
ADN 70 $17,010 $17,010 $46,060
BSN 125 $30,375 $30,375 $82,250
FNP 50 $17,150 $17,150 $37,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of Lamar University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,457
Other Federal Grant 5% $2,379
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $4,527
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $4,059
Federal Student Loans 51% $7,239
Private Loans 3% $9,701


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,077
$30,001 to $48,000$11,182
$48,001 to $75,000$14,498
$75,001 to $110,000$17,958
Over $110,000$18,571

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Lamar University
4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705

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