BEAUMONT - Spring 2013 enrollment numbers for Lamar University have rolled in at 13,010 students to date. Compared to last spring, the university has seen an increase of .5 percent in head count and 2.7 percent increase in credit hours, according to Kevin Smith with the university.
Stricter freshman admission requirements could have set back the university, but instead Lamar saw an increase of total credit hours to 141,900 compared to spring 2012's numbers of 138,225.
The College of Engineering saw a drastic increase in numbers, which Smith states was due to new recruiting initiatives and scholarships.
Along with undergraduate enrollment on a spike, Lamar has a record number of students — 403 — pursuing a doctoral degree.
Read more at the Beaumont Enterprise.
Our twice-weekly e-newsletter provides a quick overview of Texas real estate markets. Because your time is valuable.