• Address: 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

  • Phone Number: (337) 475-5000

  • Website: www.mcneese.edu

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About McNeese State University

Mcneese State University is a public university headquartered at Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is established in 1939, it is one of the top public universities in the U.S. It has its origin as Lake Charles Junior College, is the forerunner of McNeese State University. This school changed its name to John McNeese Junior College to honor John McNeese. He is a popular educator in Southwest Louisiana. In 1970 Mc Neese University is named officially as the current name.

It has 121-acre main campus, 65-acre athletics complex. Its student body comprises of students from approximately 50 countries.

  • Mcneese State University Acceptance rate is 64%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 21:1, the retention rate is 66%, and the graduation rate is 42%.

  • Mcneese State University Address is 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605. 


Mcneese State University Online

It provides a variety of online programs to students in different fields of study. Students can log in the student accounts and can access course textbooks, interact with the faculty and fellow students, can submit the assignments and projects.

MyMcNeese is the university website provided for the students to access all the course content, interact with students and faculty, to post questions and resolve the doubts. Students can know the progress of the course, attendance, and other course-related information. 


Mcneese State University Schools

It has 7 schools providing online degrees in various domains.

College of Business College of Liberal Arts
Burton College of Education College of Science and Agriculture
School of Graduate Studies College of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Engineering and Computer Science   

Mcneese State University Tuition

It offers online degrees at affordable tuition prices. The total average tuition provided for various degrees are as follows

Degree type Average Tuition
Associate $13,575
Bachelors $29,413
Masters $43,175
Graduate Certificate $38,055

Mcneese State University Majors and Programs

It provides majors in the distinctive fields of study. It offers 32 online programs in the 8 disciplines which are mentioned below

Law Behavioral Sciences
Business Management Criminal justice
Psychology Nursing
Education Sociology

Some of the online degrees offered are given below

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in School Librarian Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science in Management Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Graduate Certificate in Academically Gifted Education Associate of General and Basic Studies

Mcneese State University Financial Aid

FAFSA/Federal School code used for applying various aid in the university is 002017.

It offers a variety of financial aid such as federal, state, and Institutional loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.

  • Federal Aid such as Federal Grants and loans available are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct PLUS loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work study. GO Grant is the State grant available.

  • Academic Scholarship, John McNeese Scholars Award, Presidential Scholarship, and H.C. Drew Scholarship are the Institutional Scholarships available as the aid.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance are the Military Financial Aid available.

84% of the students received either federal, state or Institutional aid.

$9,978 is the average amount of aid or scholarship available in the university. 


Mcneese State University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

It is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Programmatic Accreditation

It is programmatically accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 


Mcneese State University Ranking and Reviews

According to U.S. News and World Report rankings

  • It ranked between 51-67 in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs

  • It ranked 144 in Engineering Programs.

  • It ranked between the range of 107-141 in Regional Universities South.

Some of the reviews given by the students are

  • It has close to home feel by providing students with a home-like environment.

  • The professors are experienced, supportive and offer good assistance for the queries posed by students.

  • Hands-on experience is provided to the students for the majority of the courses offered.

  • The campus has diversified variety of students and is also very secure and safe.

  • Employment opportunities are being offered to the students soon after they graduate through campus drives. 


Mcneese State University Campus

It has more than 100 student organizations which are registered. It has an organization for diversified interests, aspirations and passions of the students. It has student engagement programs like a welcome week, homecomings, intramurals, SPURS, and Cowboy camp. It has academic, chartered, greek, professional, service,  political, sports, spirit, and honors organizations. It also has care mentorship program, student union, and student government association.

Mcneese State University Dorms have all the facilities and good infrastructure for the students staying on campus.

Mcneese State University Bookstore consists of textbooks both for rental and sales, accessories, gifts, apparels, sports gear, and college supplies to the students located in the campus and also has an online presence. Students can buy in the online shop and get the goods from the store located at the university.

Mcneese State University Athletics

It has NCAA-certified Division I level athletic teams. McNeese is a member of Southland conference. It competes in intercollegiate competitions in football, basketball, indoor track, cross country, outdoor track, baseball, and golf for the men and cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, tennis, golf, volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer for the women. McNeese athletic team players won conference championships, bowl games, and even played for national championships, along with the academic excellence.

McNeese State University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
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Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Lake Charles, Louisiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002017
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Student Portal , eLibrary , Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: www.mcneese.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

McNeese State University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 64 %
Student Faculty Ratio 21: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 66 % Part Time: 47 %
Total Population 7,621
Student Population Full Time: 5,782 Part Time: 1,839
Gender Division Male: 40 % Female: 60 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 3,160 1,260 1,900
Total Applicants Admitted - 2,013 817 1,196
Applicants Enrolled - 1,244 508 736
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,237 504 733
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 7 4 3

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 37 %

The College Monk

Female: 46 %

Total Graduation Rate: 42 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

McNeese State University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in McNeese State University

College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Accounting Criminal Justice

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Majors available

Nursing

Burton College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Majors available

Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Science and Agriculture

Majors available

Law Agriculture

School of Graduate Studies

Majors available

Business Management

McNeese State University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $20
Graduate Application Fee $20

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 128
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,138
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 10%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 91%
SAT Math 485 average 440 - 530 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 470 - 580 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


McNeese State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,434 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $459 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,546 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $4,546 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $4,546 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loan $4,546 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $4,693 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
GO Grant $4,554 Louisiana Resident. Demonstrate Financial need. July 1st, 2018

Data Source: www.mcneese.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Scholarship $1,000 Merit-based. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. ACT 23-24 Varies
John McNeese Scholars Award $1,800 Merit-based. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. ACT 27-29 Varies
Presidential Scholarship $2,000 Merit-based. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. ACT 30-36 Varies
H.C. Drew Scholarship Varies 2.50 GPA. Southwest Louisiana Resident. Varies

Data Source: www.mcneese.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,870 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $1,233 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: www.mcneese.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,044
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,011
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,223
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,933
Over $110,000 $13,970

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 33% $4,137
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $7,396
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $4,518
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $4,527
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $4,886
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $4,693
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 9,978
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 22
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $27,122
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,233
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.mcneese.edu/registrar/veterans
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 147 $5,767
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 136 $5,870
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 11 $4,494

Data Source: www.mcneese.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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