School Overview

McNeese State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese ranked 10th in Louisiana Colleges and 22nd in Federal Region VI.
It has a total enrollment of 7,284 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. McNeese's acceptance rate is 69.00% last year (undergraduate school).
McNeese State University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Admission Information
Online Application
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of McNeese State University is 69.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 57.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $20 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate69.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)57.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$20

Tuition & Fees

McNeese's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,380 for Louisiana residents and $16,418 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $8,413 for Louisiana residents and $16,450 for out-of-students.
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,380$16,418
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,413$16,450
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 7,284 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,554 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. McNeese has 6,674 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 610 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students7,284
Undergraduate Students6,674
Graduate Students610
Online Enrollment1,554

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs66 Programs
Number of online programs24 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsAssociate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification