colleges & universities

Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University sits on a 270-acre campus just a short drive from Beaumont's downtown museum and entertainment district. Lamar University offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. 

Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) provides a curriculum consisting of more than 50 degree and certificate programs covering a wide range of career and technical educational opportunities. Located directly across from Lamar University, LIT is just a quick drive from Beaumont's dining and nightlife opportunities as well as a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Other higher education institutions in Beaumont include Kaplan College and Vista College. Surrounding cities showcase Lamar State College-Port Arthur and Lamar State College-Orange.