In September 2015 Lamar Institute of Technology was recognized by the Department of Education as the No. 1 Texas two-year public educational institution with the highest median salary for its students 10 years after entering the college, at $48,200.
LIT was tied for No. 3 in the nation among all two-year colleges. The national median income for a two-year college student 10 years after entering college was $34,343. Only the predominantly two-year-degree-granting public school with the highest median positive earnings in each state were shown in their rankings.
Every department has set high goals for itself. To fulfill these aspirations, facilities must be state-of-the-art and faculty among the best in their field. Exceptional programs and facilities attract and retain exceptional faculty, who, in turn, attract the best students. The priorities in every department are continually changing. That is why we encourage you to consider a discretionary gift to the department of your choice. Also included in this category are gifts you direct toward construction, renovation, or equipping a lab.
Here are a few examples of how your college or department might use your donation to an excellence fund:
- Equipment acquisition.
- Student academic activities, such as student competitions or travel to conferences.
- Faculty teaching awards.
- Faculty career development, which helps departments retain exceptional new faculty who might otherwise be recruited by other institutions.
- Special events that are not otherwise funded.
Lamar Institute of Technology is a member of The Texas State University System, offering associate of arts and associate of applied science degrees, certificates and workforce development programs.