School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of McNeese State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
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

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of McNeese State University is 68.76% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 57.08%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $20 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate68.76 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)57.08 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$20

Tuition & Fees

McNeese's 2023 tuition & fees is $8,440 for Louisiana residents and $9,940 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition decreased by -39.46% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($16,418).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition decreased by -39.47% compared to the last year's rate.
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,440$9,940
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,458$9,958
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 6,454 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,250 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. McNeese has 5,893 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 561 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students6,454
Undergraduate Students5,893
Graduate Students561
Online Enrollment1,250

Degree Information and Campus Life

McNeese offers 64 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 31 out of the 64 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by McNeese
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs64 Programs
Number of online programs31 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification