• Avg. SAT Score
    952
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $6,240
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    863
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway
P O Box 10059
Beaumont, Texas 77710, United States
Website

About Lamar University

The Lamar University College of Business offers students a superior business curriculum. We are distinctive because of the important advantages we offer. Our strong and experienced faculty is committed to teaching and research, and care deeply about our students. Full- time faculty teaches more than 80 percent of our sections and we maintain a low student-faculty ratio. Students learn in a highly interactive environment. An impressive network of accomplished business alumni provide our students with speakers, internships, career opportunities, and valuable ongoing support throughout their professional lives.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    77%
  • Yield
    39%
  • Job Offers
    94%
  • Average Salary
    $48,400
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1954

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About Lamar University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
77% Lamar University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 24
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 24
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4720% 4,720
77% 77
39% 39
77% School Selectivity
39% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

None

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
612% 612
74% 74
40% 40
74% Program Selectivity
40% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 77
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 23%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 18%
  • Manufacturing 11%
  • Financial Services 6%
Hewlett Packard 3
Top Employer
  • The Reach Group 2
  • Lamar University 2
  • Academy 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
94% Lamar University 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
94% 94
62% 61.74527272727272
94% Receive Offers
94% 94
59% 59.252482758620694
94% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0% 0
16% 15.83261363636364
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
17% 16.796475409836066
0% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
9% 9.05625
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
100% Graduates seeking full-time employment
0% Graduates not seeking employment
54% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$54,166.00
33K 83K
Finance/Accounting
13% 13
$44,166.00
23K 68K
General Management
9% 9
$48,750.00
33K 63K
Human Resources
2% 2
$0.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
15% 15
$49,166.00
33K 58K
Marketing/Sales
6% 6
$62,500.00
58K 68K
Operations/Production
11% 11
$62,500.00 Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
27% 27
$43,000.00
23K 68K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
6% 6
$44,166.00
23K 68K
Consumer Products/Retail
6% 6
$62,500.00 Data not provided
Consulting
18% 18
$54,166.00
33K 83K
Financial Services
6% 6
$32,500.00
23K 53K
Government/Education
4% 4
$25,000.00
23K 28K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$42,500.00
23K 63K
Manufacturing
11% 11
$62,500.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$47,500.00
43K 53K
Technology/Science
18% 18
$49,166.00
33K 58K
Transportation
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
23% 23
$46,500.00
33K 68K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
4% 4
$52,500.00
43K 63K
U.S. Southwest
92% 92
$47,500.00
23K 83K
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
4% 4
$62,500.00 Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Internslink 9
  • Philpott 7
  • Cardtronics 5
  • Oceans Campus 5
  • Gerdau 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 71
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 116
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 98
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Passport program, resume critique, mock interview information sessions, career fairs, Meet the Firms, College of Business Career Week

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,487
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,240
  • Fees $2,770
  • Expenses $10,477
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,257
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,010
  • Fees $2,770
  • Expenses $10,477
5% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 50%
  • Merit 75%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.lamar.edu
Scholarships
$319,177
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$325,177
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Lamar University
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
34% 20
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Lamar University 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
19% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
81% 21 to 50 students
20 Average number of students in non-business required electives
40 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • None
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2006
Degrees Offered
  • BBA
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
59% 59
58% 58
Prominent Faculty
  • Frank Cavaliere

    Business Law

  • Jai Young Choi

    Economics

  • Lynn Godkin

    Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Internships, part-time employment, research opportunities

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    As part of the University Study Abroad Program

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Junior Achievement, tutoring, volunteer opportunities through the Career Center

Students

11% Students in Top 10% of High School Class
1000 75th Percentile Score on SAT 23 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
46% 46
African American
36% 36
Hispanic
12% 12
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
1%
0%
98%
1%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
54% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
13% 13
24% 24

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 10,769
Alumni Donations
$1,411 Average Gift $99,972 Largest Gift

private foundation

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Alton Heckaman

    Exec VP & CFO/Swift Energy Co

  • Bart Simmons

    President/Tri-Star Companies

  • Brent Bost

    President & Founder/Pathfinder Management Systems, Inc.