• Lamar University Engineering - Highest Return on Investment - Payscale, Inc.
  • Lamar University Engineering - Highest Return on Investment - Above MIT and Harvard - Payscale, Inc.


The College of Engineering encompasses five academic departments. Each department offers ABET-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs which focus on producing engineers who are ready to take on the current challenges in their chosen industry and our world.
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Every year, the College of Engineering offers a number of endowed scholarships valued at more than $4 million to eligible students.

▶︎ Prospective Student Scholarships
    For first time college students

▶︎ Current Student Scholarships
    For current undergraduates

For priority consideration for Lamar University scholarships, apply no later than February 1.

Graduate Program

The College of Engineering welcomes all graduate student applicants. Qualified graduate students are offered out-of-state tuition waivers plus $1000/year general graduate scholarships. Highly qualified students are offered assistantships with tuition waivers. Please see the individual program pages for more information. 



Payscale.com ranks Lamar 3rd of best engineering schools for return on investment and 2nd best for average alumni salaries.

College of Engineering at Lamar University ranks 20th as one of the best engineering schools in the country according to bestvalueschools.com 

Participating in a co-op program allows you to alternate semesters of college study with periods of paid on-the-job training related to your major.  

Median Annual Wages

Chemical - $105,550
Civil - $88,050
Electrical - $101,780
Industrial - $95,300
Mechanical - $95,300
* Bureau of Labor Statistics