Lamar University ranks in top 10 best public universities in Texas

December 7, 2021

Lamar University - Shelbe Rodriguez

It’s always a great time to be a Cardinal and the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings gives yet another reason for future Cards to flock to Lamar University. 

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings and provides easily accessible data that prospective students can evaluate when exploring higher education options. The publication’s ranking of
best global universities assesses 1,750 institutions from more than 90 countries based on 13 metrics including academic research and reputation. According to the 2022 evaluation, Lamar University is the No.9 best public university in the state of Texas. Other Texas schools following LU include Texas State University at No.15 and University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley at No.20. 

"These rankings stand out from our other education rankings due to their emphasis on academic research," said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News in a statement. "The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking of more than 1,700 universities, as well as subject rankings of additional 255 universities, for a total of 2,005 schools, providing even more information for prospective students interested in schools where research is a top priority." 

Home to more than 17,000 students, Lamar University also ranks as the fifth highest on the diversity index among public universities in Texas, and in the top 14% among other ranked national institutions, as noted by U.S. News & World Report rankings released in early September.

“Lamar University is committed to providing our students with outstanding academic programs and co-curricular experiences as we promote their achievement of personal and professional goals,” said Dann Brown, associate provost for Academic Affairs. “This recognition would not be possible were it not for the hard work of our faculty and staff as they create and develop programs to serve students from a diversity of backgrounds. Achieving this U.S. News and World Report ranking in Texas demonstrates why increasing numbers of students are choosing to become Cardinals.”

The top 10 best public colleges and universities in Texas, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report:

University of Texas at Austin
Texas A&M University, College Station
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Houston
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
University of North Texas, Denton
University of Texas at Arlington
Lamar University, Beaumont
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches