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17 Reviews

Salary Score







50% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/21/2023

Fast Facts

Average Financial Aid: $8,819

Accreditation: Lamar University is acredited by 10 agencies

Lamar University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Score for Online Degrees at Lamar University

Bachelor's Degrees

Criminal Justice and Corrections $23,570 $38,297 71
Sociology $27,631 $33,735 69
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $20,125 $68,225 60
Business Administration, Management and Operations $25,650 $43,871 59
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other $22,879 $35,341 48
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities $23,649 $29,764 36
Business/Commerce, General $28,991 $34,919 17
Communication and Media Studies $26,075 $26,178 14

Master's Degrees

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions $41,357 $46,927 73
Special Education and Teaching $21,368 $52,374 59
Educational Administration and Supervision $20,500 $56,477 53
Criminal Justice and Corrections $22,254 $51,269 51
Educational/Instructional Media Design $20,228 $54,689 48
Business Administration, Management and Operations $28,216 $66,969 43

Doctoral Degrees

Educational Administration and Supervision $46,507 $82,165 49

Student Reviews

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Andie salaiz

Reviewed: 12/10/2022

Degree: Public Health

I attended the online public health undergraduate degree program. The instruction was good, but communication is awful! When the semester was over I had to register for classes but could not register due to a hold. I had to have an advising appointment. No one knew who my advisor was! I went through 7 people and not one of them was my advisor, I just kept getting sent to different people in different departments. I looked at my university profile to see if they were listed and no advisor was mentioned... Read More

Graduate Student

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Criminal Justice

I earned my B.Sc. in Criminal Justice from Lamar (Brick and Mortar) and am currently enrolled in their online MBA-Criminal Justice Management degree. Pros: The dorms are fantastic--very private and spacious. Facilities are overall in good condition and clean. Student life and sporting events are available if you want them, but they are not as in-your-face as A&M or UT. Prices are extremely competitive, especially for their online programs. The class sizes are small, so most professors really care... Read More


Reviewed: 1/23/2022

Degree: Education

If you choose to enroll in the prinicpal program-BEWARE! The 5 week courses include a TON of work. It's like working another full time job. I'm sure it's a great program HOWEVER it's tiresome with the loads of weekly work. Also, financial aid does not release all of your aid at once, they release it a little at a time making it harder to use your aid for books and in some cases, making it seem as if you actual owe the college when indeed you don't . Check out other programs before you commit to this... Read More

Master's student

Reviewed: 3/9/2020

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Currently very frustrated. Technical support is either 0 or 100%. I just spent 30 minutes on hold at first in place to get a recording saying there were technical difficulties and a hang up. All of my professors have been great but some do not have IA support and let's say if I weren't a very good student I wouldn't become a good one through feedback and constructive criticism. I am learning from the materials presented but am very disenchanted with the program right now.


Reviewed: 2/5/2020

Degree: Education Administration

I HATE LAMAR UNIVERSITY!!! They call you everyday when you are starting and when they want to recruit you then they drop you like a hot potato after you graduate. The school failed to inform me of deadlines that will have a great impact on my future and my career, not to mention cost me lots of extra money. They have no excuse for their actions with all of the technology in today's world. STAY AWAY!!

LaCoya Bagley

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Education Administration

Beware: I graduated from Lamar with my Masters in Educational Administration on Aug 17, 2019 and I started the program in June of 2018. I was told that we needed to hurry and take the 068 Principal exam because T.E.A would be changing the requirements. We were told to take the exam by 12/31/2018. Several professors that I had within the program (Dr. Thomas Harvey, Dr. Donna Fong, Dr. Cindy Cummings, Dr. Daryl Ann Borel, Dr. Christina Puente, etc were great professors but they were often confused... Read More


Reviewed: 11/6/2019

Degree: Counseling

Lamar University's online counseling program is a joke. The professors and IAs (graders) are unprofessional and unresponsive. You feel like you are being ghosted by your own faculty. Advisers never answer emails, professors never answer emails, IAs never answer emails. Grading is completely random and based solely on your IA's discretion and style of grading. Do not expect any feedback on why you received the grade that you did. Papers and assignments are rarely marked, just given a grade. You also... Read More


Reviewed: 7/15/2019

Degree: Liberal Arts

The online degree's are a bit of a joke, don't believe the advisor when they tell you about college credit for prior learning or life experience etc. Its a lie. You will spend 40 hours attempting to create a paper they may get you 3 to 6 college hours, much easier to just two classes online, again the online classes are a joke, just a ton of busy work and some classes dont even require proctored exams..

Downhill Battle

Reviewed: 10/9/2018

Degree: Education Administration

After looking at the cost to obtain a Principal Certification, I made the decision to attend Lamar University. I was familiar with the online format so I felt comfortable with my decision. The use of TK20 however was not something I cared for as it was extremely confusing. My experience has caused me heartbreak, stress, and money I am still trying to recover from. The classes were going well and I was passing all of them with As and Bs. For being a single mother, full time teacher, Speech and Debate... Read More

M. Rossi

Reviewed: 8/10/2018

Degree: Educational Leadership

The program was fine for getting my Masters however one VERY important thing to note is that I missed one 5 week course in the winter of 2016 due to illness and it set back my graduation date by an ENTIRE YEAR. For some reason, even though the classes are online and all the materials are available upfront- they only offer the courses in a certain rotation. I didnt realize this when I applied and certainly would have powered thru if I knew. So now I have to wait until Spring of 2019 to take my last... Read More