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3-, 4-, and 6-Year Graduation Rates

8. First-time, full-time, credential-seeking, undergraduates who have graduated from a Texas public or private higher education institution.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 Point Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate

3-Year graduation rate (Total)
1997  75(36.8%) 2010  108(16.3%) 2011  68(14.7%) 2012  90(21.5%) - 15.3
Baccalaureate or Above 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0.0
Associates 45(22.1%) 58(8.8%) 42(9.1%) 48(11.5%) - 10.6
Certificate 30(14.7%) 50(7.6%) 26(5.6%) 42(10.0%) - 4.7
No Award 129(63.2%) 554(83.7%) 396(85.3%) 328(78.5%) 15.3

4-Year graduation rate (Total)
1996  46(38.3%) 2009  138(22.0%) 2010  141(21.3%) 2011  85(18.3%) - 20.0
Baccalaureate or Above 1(0.8%) 2(0.3%) 0(0.0%) 1(0.2%) - 0.6
Associates 30(25.0%) 78(12.4%) 89(13.4%) 60(12.9%) - 12.1
Certificate 15(12.5%) 58(9.3%) 52(7.9%) 24(5.2%) - 7.3
No Award 74(61.7%) 489(78.0%) 521(78.7%) 379(81.7%) 20.0

6-Year graduation rate (Total)
1994  75(44.6%) 2007  141(34.9%) 2008  154(30.7%) 2009  169(27.0%) - 17.6
Baccalaureate or Above 4(2.4%) 9(2.2%) 9(1.8%) 10(1.6%) - 0.8
Associates 25(14.9%) 103(25.5%) 109(21.7%) 92(14.7%) - 0.2
Certificate 46(27.4%) 29(7.2%) 36(7.2%) 67(10.7%) - 16.7
No Award 93(55.4%) 263(65.1%) 348(69.3%) 458(73.0%) 17.6

For more data on the 6-year graduation rate, go to: http://www.txhighereddata.org/GradRates
 
Source: CBM001,CBM002, and CBM009

Due to the devastation to the Southeast Texas region that was caused by Hurricane Rita in Fall 2005 and then Hurricane Ike in Fall 2008, a large portion of LIT's student body delayed their college education (Stopout/Dropout) and some have permanently moved out of the region. This has impacted the cohorts that span these semesters.

In addition, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is adjacent to Lamar University and shares many of its services (Admissions, Records, Library, Campus Security, and Human Resources) through an inter-component services agreement. As Lamar University has increased its admissions standards over the last 5 years, an increasing percentage of Lamar Institute of Technology's incoming, first-time-in-college, full-time, students have matriculated at Lamar Institute of Technology after being denied admission at Lamar University. LIT is pursuing alternative opportunities to help these student achieve their educational objectives, including transferring to university, since LIT is currently only authorized to offer the Associate of Science (AAS) and many of these students appear as stop-out/drop-out attrition statistics in persistence and graduation rate calculations. At the November 2012 meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a motion was passed that allows LIT to pursue the Academic Associate of Arts by applying to the THECB and submitting a Substantive Change Prospectus to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges with a planned implementation date of Fall 2014. The Substantive Change was approved by SACS-COC and LIT enrolled 176 Associate of Arts majors for the Fall 2014 semester. LIT has continued to increase its enrollment in Academic Degree offerings with 327 AA majors and the addition of an AA in Business and an AS in Criminal Justice for the Fall 2015 semester.



Associate Degrees and Certificates

9. Awards, certificates by type, core completers and field of study completers.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
FY 2014
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
FY 2015
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
% Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015
Closing the
Gaps Completion
Total Degrees and Certificates (Does not include other completers) 489 527 511 4.5% 585 87.4%
White 355 331 317 - 10.7%
African American 97 102 102 5.2%
Hispanic 19 56 51 168.4%
Asian 11 16 17 54.5%
International 1 1 1 0.0%
Other 6 21 23 283.3%
 
*Hispanic students, except international ones, are counted as Hispanic. Students who are "Multi-Racial one of which is African American" are included with the African American students. Asian includes Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. "Other" includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Unknown, and two or more races, excluding African American. International students are shown as a separate category.
 
Level
Associates 414 344 369 - 10.9% 483 76.4%
Certificate 1 75 170 135 80.0%
Certificate 2 N/A 13 7 N/A
Advanced Technology Certificates N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other Completers:
ESC N/A N/A N/A N/A
Core Completers N/A N/A N/A N/A
Field of Study N/A N/A N/A N/A
 
Gender
Male 324 320 320 - 1.2%
Female 165 207 191 15.8%
 
Source: CBM009
Source: CBM009

Due to the devastation to the Southeast Texas region that was caused by Hurricane Rita in Fall 2005 and then Hurricane Ike in Fall 2008, a large portion of LIT's student body have delayed their college education (Stopout/Dropout) and some have permanently moved out of the region. This has impacted the cohorts that span these semesters.

In addition, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is adjacent to Lamar University and shares many of its services (Admissions, Records, Library, Campus Security, and Human Resources) through an inter-component services agreement. As Lamar University has increased its admissions standards over the last 5 years, an increasing percentage of Lamar Institute of Technology's incoming, first-time-in-college, full-time, students have matriculated at Lamar Institute of Technology after being denied admission at Lamar University. LIT is pursuing alternative opportunities to help these student achieve their educational objectives, including transferring to university, since LIT is currently only authorized to offer the Associate of Science (AAS) and many of these students appear as stop-out/drop-out attrition statistics in persistence and graduation rate calculations. At the November 2012 meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a motion was passed that allows LIT to pursue the Academic Associate of Arts by applying to the THECB and submitting a Substantive Change Prospectus to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges with a planned implementation date of Fall 2014. The Substantive Change was approved by SACS-COC and LIT enrolled 176 Associate of Arts majors for the Fall 2014 semester. LIT has continued to increase its enrollment in Academic Degree offerings with 327 AA majors and the addition of an AA in Business and an AS in Criminal Justice for the Fall 2015 semester.



Closing the Gaps Critical STEM Fields

10. Awards in Closing the Gaps critical STEM fields.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015*
Closing the
Gaps Completion*
Fields
Computer Science 35 2 14 - 60.0% 20 70.0%
Engineering 105 140 150 42.9% 144 104.2%
Math 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
Physical Science 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
 
Level
Associates 128 112 134 4.7%
Cert 1 12 30 30 150.0%
Cert 2 0 0 0 N/A
Advanced Technology Certificates 0 0 0 N/A
 

Nursing and Allied Health

11. Awards in Nursing.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015
Closing the
Gaps Completion
Total Nursing Degrees and Certificates Awarded 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
Associates 0 0 0 N/A
Certificate 1 0 0 0 N/A
Certificate 2 0 0 0 N/A
Advanced Technology Certificate 0 0 0 N/A
ESC 0 0 0 N/A
Field of Study 0 0 0 N/A
 


12. Awards in Allied Health

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015
Closing the
Gaps Completion
Total Allied Health Degrees and Certificates Awarded 67 133 106 58.2% 134 79.1%
Associates 67 98 86 28.4%
Certificate 1 0 22 13 N/A
Certificate 2 0 13 7 N/A
Advanced Technology Certificate 0 0 0 N/A
ESC 0 0 0 N/A
 


Graduation and Persistence Rate

13. First-time, full-time, credential-seeking, undergraduates who graduated or are enrolled.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000
(Entering Fall 1994 Cohort)
FY 2013
(Entering Fall 2007 Cohort)
FY 2014
(Entering Fall 2008 Cohort)
FY 2015
(Entering Fall 2009 Cohort)
Point Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Total 51.2% 40.6% 36.1% 33.3% - 17.9
Race/Ethnicity
White 59.6% 50.8% 49.3% 43.4% - 16.2
African American 23.8% 25.2% 20.0% 22.6% - 1.2
Hispanic 50.0% 50.0% 35.9% 34.1% - 15.9
Asian 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 31.3% - 68.7
Native American 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0
International 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0
Other 0.0% 30.0% 41.7% 36.8% 36.8

Gender
Male 59.0% 45.2% 37.4% 33.0% - 26.0
Female 30.4% 35.1% 34.1% 33.9% 3.5

For more data on the 6-year graduation and persistence rates, go to: http://www.txhighereddata.org/Interactive/GradRates.cfm
 


Source: CBM001,CBM009, and CBM002

Due to the devastation to the Southeast Texas region that was caused by Hurricane Rita in Fall 2005 and then Hurricane Ike in Fall 2008, a large portion of LIT's student body have delayed their college education (Stopout/Dropout) and some have permanently moved out of the region. This has impacted the cohorts that span these semesters.

In addition, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is adjacent to Lamar University and shares many of its services (Admissions, Records, Library, Campus Security, and Human Resources) through an inter-component services agreement. As Lamar University has increased its admissions standards over the last 5 years, an increasing percentage of Lamar Institute of Technology's incoming, first-time-in-college, full-time, students have matriculated at Lamar Institute of Technology after being denied admission at Lamar University. LIT is pursuing alternative opportunities to help these student achieve their educational objectives, including transferring to university, since LIT is currently only authorized to offer the Associate of Science (AAS) and many of these students appear as stop-out/drop-out attrition statistics in persistence and graduation rate calculations. At the November 2012 meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a motion was passed that allows LIT to pursue the Academic Associate of Arts by applying to the THECB and submitting a Substantive Change Prospectus to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges with a planned implementation date of Fall 2014. The Substantive Change was approved by SACS-COC and LIT enrolled 176 Associate of Arts majors for the Fall 2014 semester. LIT has continued to increase its enrollment in Academic Degree offerings with 327 AA majors and the addition of an AA in Business and an AS in Criminal Justice for the Fall 2015 semester.



Transfers

14. Transfers to a senior institution.

   FY 2000 Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level FY 2014 Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level FY 2015 Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level Point Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate
Cohort 1994  236 (100%) 2008  685 (100%) 2009  837 (100%)  
0-12 hours    14(5.9%)    18(2.6%)    22(2.6%) - 3.3
13-24 hours    9(3.8%)    30(4.4%)    42(5.0%) 1.2
25-29 hours    5(2.1%)    12(1.8%)    6(0.7%) - 1.4
30-42 hours    18(7.6%)    10(1.5%)    13(1.6%) - 6.0
43+ hours    16(6.8%)    22(3.2%)    23(2.7%) - 4.1
 
All Transfers Total    62(26.3%)    92(13.4%)    106(12.7%) - 13.6
Non Transfer Completers    50(21.2%)    150(21.9%)    159(19.0%) - 2.2
Non Completers    124(52.5%)    443(64.7%)    572(68.3%) 15.8
 
Awarded Core    0(0.0%)    0(0.0%)    0(0.0%) 0.0

Effective Fall 2014, Lamar Institute of Technology added an academic transfer component as part of its mission and for the first time in its history will be able to participate in the Core Curriculum mandate. The LIT campus is located adjacent to the Lamar University campus and LIT has a 2+2 B.S. in Industrial Technology degree in colloboration with Lamar University.

At the November 2012 meeting of the Texas State University System, a motion was passed that allows LIT to pursue the Academic Associate of Arts by applying to the THECB and submitting a Substantive Change Prospectus to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges with a planned implementation date of Fall 2014. This will result in LIT being able to award Core Completer status while increasing the number of students who transfer to a university starting with the Fall 2014 semester.

The Substantive Change was approved by SACS-COC and LIT enrolled 176 Associate of Arts majors for the Fall 2014 semester.


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