Student Achievement Data

The institution evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission. Criteria may include: enrollment data; retention, graduation, course completion, and job placement rates; state licensing examinations; student portfolios; or other means of demonstrating achievement of goals. (Student achievement)

Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) demonstrates the achievement of its institutional mission and goals in regard to student achievement by publishing appropriate student achievement data as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System.

There are six instructional programs offered at LIT that require state licensure. The programs include Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Law Enforcement, and Fire Protection. Of the six programs that require licensure, four programs are accredited by an accrediting agency. The accredited programs include the Radiologic Technology Program (Joint Review Commission Education in Radiologic Technology, JCERT ), Dental Hygiene Program (Commission on Dental Accreditation), Health Information Technology Program (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association) and the Respiratory Therapy Program (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, CoARC). Instructional programs offered at Lamar Institute of Technology are recognized by state agencies. The Police Academy, Emergency Medical Technician, and the Fire Academy are recognized by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Texas Department of Health, and Texas Commission on Fire Protection, respectively. All programs on the licensing report have a benchmark of student achievement set by either an accrediting agency or program faculty (as recorded in the Annual Assessment Report and Institutional Strategic Plan). Program faculty continually review the program curriculum and discuss curriculum issues with the advisory board. Advisory board input and industry standards are used by program faculty to set an appropriate benchmark for licensing exams.

The 2012-2013 Statewide Annual Licensure Report published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports the results of licensure and certification exams. The most recent licensure data reports an average of 93.5% pass rate in 2012-2013.

2012-13 Licensure/Certification Rate

2012-13 Licensure/Certification Rate
2012-13 Licensure/Certification RateTHECB Annual Licensure Report
based on Program-Level Reporting
Rpt Year Major CIP Collection Method Licensure Taken Licensure Passed Success Threshold
2012 Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, 52040100 S 10 9 90.0% 75%
  Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 15120200 S 12 12 100.0% 77%
  Computer and Information Sciences, General 11010100 S 4 4 100.0% 81%
  Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 15100100 S 4 4 100.0% 70%
  Criminal Justice/Police Science 43010700 A 41 41 100.0% 75%
  Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 51060200 A 25 25 100.0% 90%
  Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultr 51091000 A 4 4 100.0% 85%
  Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Param 51090400 A 12 6 50.0% 80%
  Fire Science/Firefighting 43020300 A 35 30 85.7% 80%
  Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Tech 51070700 A 2 1 50.0% 70%
  Heating, Ventilation , Air Conditioning and Refrig 15050100 S 10 10 100.0% 70%
  Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 47030300 A 36 36 100.0% 75%
  Institutional Food Workers 12050800 A 8 4 50.0% 75%
  Lineworker 46030300 S 15 15 100.0% 76%
  Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 51091100 A 21 20 95.2% 75%
  Real Estate 52150100 A 2 1 50.0% 80%
  Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 51090800 A 12 11 91.7% 85%
  Welding Technology/ Welder 48050800 S 26 19 73.1% 100%
      Totals: 1041 973 93.5%  
Method of Data Collection
A = Agency Reporting
S = Student Self Reporting
B = Both
N = Not applicable