McNeese State University

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General Information

Admission Office
Box 91740 MSU
Lake Charles, LA 70609-1740
(337) 475-5356
(800) 622-3352
Fax: (337) 475-5151

Contact: Kara Smith
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
Main Address
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609
(337) 475-5000

Total undergrads: 7,282
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,332
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,256
Graduate enrollment: 1,012

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology A


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Environmental science education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

McNeese State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (337) 475-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,295
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,225 (44% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,102
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,140
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,362

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

McNeese State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at McNeese State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 141
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 947
Engineering 21
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 141
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 1323417

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at McNeese State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,102
Out-of-state $16,140
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,120
Out-of-state $16,157

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,298 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,233 94% $8,362
Student loan aid 549 42% $5,181

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,245 75% $6,822
Federal student loans 2,495 36% $6,357

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for McNeese State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled McNeese State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,352 965 1,387
Percent admitted 100% 83% 79%
Percent admitted who enrolled 52% 53% 51%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

McNeese State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,295
Undergraduate enrollment 6,663
Graduate enrollment 632

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

McNeese State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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