2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,449

Net Price

88%

Admitted

29%

Enrolled

39%

Graduation Rate

18/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Lamar University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 16,320. In 2021, there were 776 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #42 in Texas and ranks #1032 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

776

Total Enrollment

16,320

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Lamar University

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#42

Texas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 72 schools that offer psychology degrees in Texas, Lamar University ranks #42.

#1032

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Lamar University ranks #1032.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Lamar University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Applied Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Applied Psychology4
Counseling and Applied Psychology283
Counseling Psychology279
General Psychology47
Mental Health Counseling116
Social Work47
Total Graduates94682
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,129 students applied to the Lamar University. The university admitted 88% and 29% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Texas universities is 9,246. On average, all Texas institutions admit 76% and 28% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Lamar University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 57%. Compared to all Texas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 66%.

The overall graduation rate for Lamar University is 39%, compared to 49% for all Texas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 87%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LU to Texas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Lamar University to the average of all Texas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LU

6,129

Applicants

88%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

57%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

39%

Graduation Rate

TX Colleges

9,246

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 419 or 73% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 157 or 27% part-time faculty members employed at Lamar University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 419 or 73%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LU

18 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

73%

Percent Full-Time

27%

Percent Part-Time

73%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TX Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Lamar University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,228, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,471 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,940.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Lamar University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Lamar University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,064
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,888
Total Living Expenses$13,952
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,228
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,380
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,471
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,940
Total Graduate Expenses$8,411
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Lamar University is $11,449. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Lamar University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,996$12,526
$30,001 – $48,000$9,632$10,221
$48,001 – $75,000$13,580$13,300
$75,001 – $110,000$17,159$16,921
$110,001 and more$18,853$17,901
US Department of Education

Compare Lamar University to all Texas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LU

$21,380

Cost to Attend

$8,951

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,449

Net Price

TX Colleges

$28,868

Cost to Attend

$11,015

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,094

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,077 or 90%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 5,873 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,951.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid5,873$8,951
Pell Grants3,629$4,751
Federal Student Loans3,597$7,265
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Lamar University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LU

5,873

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

3,629

Number of Pell Grants

28%

Pell Grants

3,597

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

TX Colleges

5,995

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,325

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,843

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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