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We currently have 1 open jobs at Lamar University. We've calculated that the average salary at Lamar University is $30K based on 174 user-submitted salaries A total of 46 Lamar University employees gave Lamar University an average happiness rating of 4.4 out of 5.0.

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Lamar University is a public university located in Beaumont, Texas. Since 1995, the university has been a part of the Texas State University System and has 13,773 students enrolled as of 2012. The university was founded in 1923 by Louis R. Pietzch who, while attending summer school in Chicago, got the idea of creating a junior college in Beaumont, Texas. The university was first called South Park Junior College and was located on the third floor of the South Park High School. The institution was renamed Lamar College after Mirabeau Lamar, who served as president of the Texas Republic and had a great interest in education. In 1970, the college began offering a doctoral program in engineering and it received full university status the next year.

The university currently offers 63 undergraduate and 56 postgraduate programs across 5 academic colleges. In 2010, Lamar University was recognized by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) as having a well rounded and competitive education program. It was the feature of a Washington Post article after it received an “A” rating from ACTA.

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Lamar University employs 600 academic and 550 administrative staff members. Employees can expect to receive various benefits, such as above average compensation, full medical coverage, disability insurance, retirement benefits, family medical leave, an employee assistance program, plus an Employee Learning Plan which lets employees obtain additional college-level education.

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