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Lamar University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,040 $5,560 $6,014 $5,850 -2.7%
Out-of-state $13,290 $13,900 $14,444 $13,052 -9.6%
Books and supplies $1,328 $1,382 $1,410 $1,480 5.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $5,888 $5,888 $6,290 $6,290 0.0%
Other $4,024 $4,190 $4,284 $4,010 -6.4%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $16,280 $17,020 $17,998 $17,630 -2.0%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $24,530 $25,360 $26,428 $24,832 -6.0%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Lamar University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,359 2,231 3,128
Percent admitted 84% 83% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 36% 31%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,269 85%
ACT 494 31%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 400 510
SAT Math 420 530
SAT Writing 390 490
ACT Composite 16 21
ACT English 15 21
ACT Math 16 21
ACT Writing 6 8

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1955 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 3/1/1976 -   Pre-Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 7/1/1995 - 10/12/2006 Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 10/12/2006 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 8/1/1981 -   Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 3/1/1990 - 8/1/2004 Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology 8/1/2004 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1970 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 5/17/2007 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 12/1/1984 -   Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs 1/1/1985 -   Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program 10/1/2004 -   Accredited