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PayScale names LU a Best Value College for Engineering

Lamar University has been ranked as a best value school for students pursuing engineering as a major by PayScale’s 2017 College ROI report.

The annual College ROI report measures the return on tuition investment 20 years after graduation, and this year it ranked LU No. 2 out of more than 500 US colleges. is a website that compiles salary profiles to created the world’s largest pay database.

In the past, PayScale ranked Lamar University 11th nationwide for return on investment for engineering majors and 3rd among all public institutions.

Lamar University’s College of Engineering has five academic departments:

Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

The College of Engineering offers a number of endowed scholarships valued at more than $4 million available to eligible students and ranks 20th as one of the best engineering schools in the country according to

The college’s research expenditures average $2.5 million a year. Many projects are associated with local industry, such as the Texas Air Research Center, Texas Hazardous Waste Center and the Center for Advances in the Study of Port Management.

PayScale uses crowdsourcing and big data technologies to compile world’s most comprehensive database of 54 million individual salary profiles. Recent investments in PayScale attempt to use its real-time data and on-demand enterprise to meet the challenges of attracting and rewarding the best talent.