McNeese State University

Acceptance Rate 81 %
SAT Average 1,125
Tuition & Fees $16,420
Student Population 7,647
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,271

Academic Overview

McNeese State University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $8,382 for Louisiana residents and $16,420 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,647 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 81% and the graduation rate is 47% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of McNeese State University are $8,382 for Louisiana residents and $16,420 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $8,349 for in-state students and $16,386 for out-of-state students.
McNeese State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at McNeese. The acceptance rate of McNeese is 81% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 64%. The average graduation rate is 47% and the transfer-out rate is 28%. The average received amount of financial aid is $7,271 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,647 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for McNeese State University is 81 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for McNeese State University is 47 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for McNeese State University is 28 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for McNeese State University is 70 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for McNeese State University is 7,647
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for McNeese State University is 20 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,271 at McNeese State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

McNeese offers 66 major programs through online and on-site education where 26 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 Degree347
Post Bachelor's Degree82
Master's Degree1710
Post Master's Degree55

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