McNeese State University

Acceptance Rate 68.76 %
SAT Average 1,080
Tuition & Fees $16,418
Student Population 7,284
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,283

Academic Overview

McNeese State University is a public, four-years institute located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $8,380 for Louisiana residents and $16,418 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,284 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 68.76% and the graduation rate is 42% last year.
The salary after graduation from McNeese State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $45,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, McNeese's tuition & fees is $8,380 for Louisiana residents and $16,418 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $8,413 for in-state students and $16,450 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at McNeese. The acceptance rate of McNeese is 68.76% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 57.08%. The average graduation rate is 42% and the transfer-out rate is 30%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,283 and 84% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,284 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for McNeese State University is 68.76 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for McNeese State University is 42 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for McNeese State University is 30 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for McNeese State University is 72 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for McNeese State University is 7,284
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for McNeese State University is 21 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,283 at McNeese State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Online Applicationhttps://mymcneese.mcneese.edu/web/guest/home
Financial Aidwww.mcneese.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.mcneese.edu/ire/net_price_calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.mcneese.edu/registrar/veterans
Disability Servicewww.mcneese.edu/ods

Offered Degrees

McNeese offers 64 major programs through online and on-site education where 31 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree22
Bachelor's Degree327
Post Bachelor's Degree76
Master's Degree1812
Post Master's Degree44
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

McNeese State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:990)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,374)

Veterans Benefits

McNeese State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges