LIT ranked #5 for Best Associate Degree in Texas for 2022 by University Headquarters
BEAUMONT –Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) was ranked #5 for the Best Associate Degrees in Texas for 2022 by independent educational online organization University Headquarters. LIT is the only Southeast Texas college ranked in the top 10.
Since 2016, LIT has almost doubled in size, now serving more than 11,000 credit and noncredit students, up from 6,714.
“Numbers are so revealing,” LIT President Dr. Sidney Valentine said, in response to the news. “But, numbers are just a small part of the equation,” he added. “There is the human element. We are proud of our students and alumni. Almost 95% of our students either advance to find a career or transfer to a four-year college.”
To arrive at its numbers, University Headquarters evaluated expenses, subject matters taught, entrance requirements and career paths.
According to universityhq.org, data compilation is based upon comprehensive governmental statistics. Ranking factors include: tuition cost, admission and retention rate, graduating salary (ROI), number of programs, online programs, loan default rate, diplomas awarded, affordability and the institution’s reputation.
To learn more about University HQ’s data collection and ranking methodology, visit: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/texas/#associate