McNeese State University: Review & Facts

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McNeese State University is a medium four-year, public school with 8,155 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1939 and is one of the 6 colleges and schools located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
57
Fair
At McNeese State University you can obtain your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

McNeese State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 57 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, General Studies, Education, Engineering, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
67%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at McNeese State University is relatively low at 67% (close to Louisiana average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at McNeese State University is low: 42%. Approximately 17% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at McNeese State University is reasonably decent: 20:1. Learn more details regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,500
High
Average tuition price is fairly high - $16,300 per academic year. The additional fees at McNeese State University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $2,200, which comes to $18,500 per year.

Read the details about McNeese State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
82%
Easy
As reported in recent data, 3,002 applications were submitted and 2,463 were accepted; so it is easy to enroll at this school.

The college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at McNeese State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,900
Medium
McNeese State University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at McNeese State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C+
Dicey
McNeese State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,000 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - nearly $3,900 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at McNeese State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, McNeese State University appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

McNeese State University Location and Maps



Post Address: McNeese State University, 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605, USA
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