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McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Lake Charles, LA. The 2019 average net price at McNeese State University is $9,985. Acceptance rate is 70.32%. The school has a total enrollment of 7,647.

Mission Statement



Logo of McNeese State University
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Student Body: 7,647
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.mcneese.edu
Acceptance Rate: 70.32%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 70.32%
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • International Students: 3%
  • Application Fee: $20
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $5,147
Out of State/International Tuition: $13,185
In State Grad Tuition: $5,703
Out of State Grad Tuition: $13,740
Room and Board: $8,326
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Other Fees: $2,712
Net Price In-District/State: $9,985
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,373
  • Men / Women Ratio: 578 / 795
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 490 - 570
  • Median SAT Math Range: 480 - 570
  • Median ACT Range: 20 - 25
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 61
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 5
  • % of International Students: 3%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 40
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 16%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 15%
  • Health Professions: 10%
  • Education: 9%
  • Engineering: 9%

Academic Programs

McNeese State University offers 92 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsMcNeese State University offers 2 Associate's Degree Programs
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsMcNeese State University offers 34 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Degree
Parks, Leisure Studues
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsMcNeese State University offers 17 Master's Degree Programs
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Health Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Certificate ProgramsMcNeese State University offers 13 Certificate Programs
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching Degree
  • Education, Teaching of The Gifted and Talented Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Elementary Education and Teaching Degree
  • Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Degree
  • School Librarian, School Library Media Specialist Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Secondary Education and Teaching Degree
  • Special Education and Teaching, General Degree
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Degree
Health Professions
  • Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse, Nursing Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Psychology

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 42%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 44%
  • 1st Year Retention: 68%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $41,100
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 7,647
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 69%
  • Black Students: 17%
  • Non-resident, alien: 6%
  • Hispanic Students: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Asian Students: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%
  • Unknown: <1%