Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Lamar University are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lamar University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 27%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 78% more female students than male students enrolled at Lamar University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lamar University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lamar University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Lamar University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,316
Women 9,467

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Lamar University serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lamar University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,474 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,783
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 28.6%
Part time Undergrads 29.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226091 IPEDS survey data for Lamar University.

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