Reasons to Love LU
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We are Affordable.
- Ranked #3 in the 25 Most Affordable Online MSN Programs – NursingSchoolHub.com (2022)
- MSN in Nursing program ranked #4 in 10 Most Affordable Online MSN Degree Programs (2020) –BestHealthDegrees.com
- Ranked #6 in the Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Computer and IT Degrees Online – Great Value Colleges (2022)
- Ranked #6 in the Top 30 Most Affordable Master’s in Nursing Education Degrees Online – BestCollegesOnline.org (2022)
- Ranked #7 in Most Affordable Online Sociology Degrees – GetEducated.com
- Ranked #7 in Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications 2021 – onlineu.org
- Ranked #8 in the 25 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs – Value Colleges (2022)
- Ranked #9 in The Top 30 Schools With Low-Cost Online Bachelor’s Degrees – Great Value Colleges (2022)
- Ranked #10 in the Cheapest Online Computer Science Degrees for 2021 – EduRef.net
- Ranked #11 in the Top 25 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN programs – NursingSchoolHub.com (2022)
- Ranked #12 in the 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Education Admin. (Ed. Leadership) – BestCollegesOnline.org (2022)
- Ranked #15 in the Best Colleges in Texas by Salary Potential – Payscale.com (2021)
- Ranked #19 in Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor’s Degrees 2020 – onlineu.org
- Ranked #23 in Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for a Master’s Degree 2020 – CollegeChoice.net
- Ranked #24 in Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor’s Degrees in Business 2021 – onlineu.org
- Online education degrees recognized as “Best Buys” nationally –GetEducated.com
We are Among the Best.
- The online MBA program at Lamar University has been recognized as one of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2022 by The Princeton Review
- Our online nursing master’s programs are recognized as being among the best in the country in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report
- Our online criminal justice master’s programs are recognized as being among the best in the country in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report
- Our online MBA programs are recognized as being among the best in the country in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report
- Lamar University’s JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best in the nation for the online Master of Science in Nursing program in 2022.
- Lamar University is one of 29 universities in the nation designated a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- Lamar is in the Top 25% of schools nationwide for the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Program
- Lamar University’s graduates from the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing achieved a pass rate (first attempt) on the NCLEX-RN of 98.18% in 2022
We are Diverse.
- Lamar University has been dubbed one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report
- Students from 58 countries around the world attend Lamar University
- Lamar University is one of the top universities in Texas for the percentage of degrees conferred to African Americans
We are the Choice of Educators.
- Our online education master’s programs are recognized as being among the best in the country in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report
Recognized among the 2023 Best Value Colleges in Texas by Niche.com
- #1 in Texas and #4 in the nation for Master of Education degrees conferred in 2020 – NCES IPEDS Database
- Ranked #1 Affordable Online Master’s Degrees in Education 2020 – The Simple Dollar
- Lamar University’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is accredited by the State Board of Educator Certification and routinely has a 96% summary pass rate for all certification tests
- Go Grad (an online guide to graduate programs) recognized Lamar University as having the top-ranked online counseling degrees in the nation (M.Ed. in School Counseling and M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
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