About

The American Dream is alive and well at Lamar Institute of Technology. The training you receive today can create a better future for you tomorrow.

At Lamar Institute of Technology we provide world-class education and hands-on training that prepares students of all backgrounds for long-term rewarding careers in high-demand, high-growth fields.

The Institute Difference

With an annual enrollment of 6,714 students, we are a proud member of the Texas State University System. As an institute, we’re different from a typical community college: We play a special role in preparing students for jobs of the future with technical skills and training.

There’s a place for you here with:

  • 25 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees
  • 6 Academic Transfer Associate (AA/AS) degrees
  • 27 certificates

Diverse programs range from Dental Hygiene and Sonography to Accounting Technology and Computer Information Systems, from Process Operating and Instrumentation to Welding. As a student here you can opt to attend full-time or part-time. You may take classes on campus or online. You can earn credits through Dual Enrollment and Early College High School programs. And advance your career with continuing education.

In other words, students here are preparing for career success and shaping the future economy in their own backyard.

Creating Success, Transforming Lives

Students here get an earlier start on their careers and land better paying jobs after graduation than their peers — earning the highest median salary of all two-year colleges in Texas 10 years after entering school. Students who attend earn on average $15,000 more per year than their peers from other two-year schools. And did you know that 92.8% of Institute students find a career after completing their education?

Backed by a passionate and dedicated faculty, our programs consistently rank among the best in the country. Students have a 94.1% average pass rate in license/certificate programs and a 100% pass rate in 12 of those programs. You know we are committed to student support with financial aid for 69% of Institute students.

And a Lamar Institute of Technology education offers a great return: Every $1 invested in education here returns $4.50 in annual income to you, our student. Every $1 invested in a student at the Institute produces $7.10 in benefits to Texas by filling jobs and boosting the economy in the Golden Triangle area.

Welcome! We invite you to learn more about the Institute Difference.

  • image description image description Location

    Lamar Institute of Technology calls Beaumont, Texas home.

    Beaumont, one of the world’s largest petrochemical centers, is a progressive city in the Sunbelt offering public and private schools, churches, museums, shopping districts and leisure activities serving a metropolitan area of 388,745 people. 

     For entertainment you’ll find:

    • Jefferson County entertainment complex
    • Civic center
    • Convention center
    • Performing arts theater
    • Downtown dining and entertainment district
    • Coliseum

    Beaumont is convenient to major recreation facilities of Southeast Texas, including the Gulf of Mexico, large lakes and the Big Thicket National Preserve. Light traffic means an average 15-minute drive to most destinations in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area.

  • image description image description Mission & Vision

    Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its educational goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty are dedicated to teaching, advising, and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community.

    Lamar Institute of Technology: focusing on innovative education, training, and career development for tomorrow’s workforce.

  • image description image description Core Values

    Lamar Institute of Technology’s core values are:

    Community
    We cultivate partnerships that develop solutions to community challenges which are important to economic vitality and quality of life.

    Excellence
    We strive for excellence in instruction and service by upholding high academic and professional standards, providing a quality educational environment and continuously seeking improvement in all aspects of our work.

    Innovation
    We pursue innovation in teaching and learning through encouragement and support of creativity, experimentation, imagination, originality, entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership.

    Integrity
    We strive to demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and to celebrate honesty, openness and trust as keys to our relationships.

    Respect
    And we recognize and value the uniqueness, diversity and dignity of every individual.

  • image description image description Accreditation

    Lamar Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate level. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679- 4500, at http://www.sacs.org for questions about the accreditation of Lamar Institute of Technology.

    The Lamar Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Respiratory Therapy Program and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology. The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management accredits the Health Information Technology program.

    On December 4, 2000, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted separate accreditation to Lamar Institute of Technology.

  • image description image description Government

    A board of nine regents governs The Texas State University System (TSUS). The Board of Regents is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate for terms of six years. It delegates the direction of affairs to the president, campus administrative officers and faculty.

  • image description image description Learn More About Lamar Institute of Technology

    Do you have general questions about LIT? Contact:

    In-person: Student Success–Admissions Office
    Cecil Beeson Building, Room 121
    855 E. Lavaca
    Beaumont, TX 77705


    By mail, email, phone:
    Lamar Institute of Technology
    Student Success–Admissions
    P.O. Box 10043
    Beaumont, TX 77710
    (800) 950-6989
    (409) 880-8321