McNeese State University in Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA

(Rating 5 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

McNeese State University offers 251-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 75%. The most popular test is SAT - 5% of students submitted it in comparison to 86% of students who submitted ACT. 38.5% are women, and 61.5% are men. 5% percents of international students. McNeese State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at McNeese State University is 9370$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11214 and $18678 per year. 40% of full-time McNeese State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The McNeese State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$9,370
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, McNeese State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,293
$30,001 - $48,000$8,606
$48,001 - $75,000$10,374
$75,001 - $110,000$12,440
$110,001+$12,609

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3900

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    17%

    Types of financial aids

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    5474 of McNeese State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes McNeese State University number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

    Students at McNeese State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    100%
    $9,403
    $30,001 - $48,000
    100%
    $8,110
    $48,001 - $75,000
    87.39%
    $5,936
    $75,001 - $110,000
    83.51%
    $3,932
    $110,001+
    73.26%
    $3,128

    Salary After Attending

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    $36,200

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in McNeese State University.

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    40%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    McNeese State University graduation rate is below the national average.

    40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to McNeese State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      75%

      In comparison to National Average

      McNeese State University acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 6%.

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      75%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so McNeese State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.

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      75%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      61%

      Total

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      60%

      Full time

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      1%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      67%

      Part-time retention rate

      26%

      The McNeese State University full-time retention rate is 67% and part-time retention rate is 26%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McNeese State University students submitting SAT scores

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      5%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      910 - 1110

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 440 - 530
      Math: 470 - 580
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McNeese State University students submitting ACT scores

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      86%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      20 - 24

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 20 - 25
      Math: 18 - 24
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
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      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at McNeese State University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      20:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      495
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      5%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In McNeese State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at McNeese State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Louisiana.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on McNeese State UIniveristy Main Campus

      The campus located by 4205 Ryan St address in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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      McNeese State UIniveristy Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of McNeese State University with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on McNeese State UIniveristy Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      McNeese State University offers 251 programs in total: 121 are for Bachelor's degree, 51 - for Master's degree, 35 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 29 - for Post-master's certificate, and 15 are Associate's degree.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. McNeese State University is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 54 distance education programs that are provided in the McNeese State University: 19 are for Bachelor's degree, 16 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Associate's degree and 4 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Louisiana state average data to help you compare.

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      McNeese State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6563 students with 196897 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 485 with 11630 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for McNeese State University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Overall it’s a good school for the amount of tuition you pay. You have to stay plugged in and active in order to fully advance here so stay on top of student life and campus involvement. This also gives you avenue to do better in class then you would riding through college doing the minimum.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Best school ever! I haven't met one student yet who didn't love it. It's a school that's big but small enough for you to know people and your professors might a actually remember your name. Everyone is humble and understanding. In a way, you can say it's like family.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I graduated from McNeese State back in 2005. Very competitive environment helps form better professionals, and citizens. Great staff, reasonable value, and that personal touch that many other places lack. Go Pokes!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      It is small but no matter who you are you can find your niche at this school. Amazingly hardworking staff and coaches, great facilities for sport and very friendly students. Yes there are some things that could improve but it doesnt limit the students ability to achieve, and for the amount of government funding the school gets, they are doing a great job. If you're thinking about coming here, do it! I was skeptical at first, coming from overseas you have no idea whether it will be a let down or ok, but I have loved being at McNeese and have made so many friends and learnt SO MUCH! Teachers give me their time and are engaging and really care. GO POKES!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I love this school! I'm from out of state but I moved here just for McNeese. The only bad things are the prices in the bookstore. They are outrageous and the buy backs aren't nearly enough for what it's worth. Also, the cafeteria food is terrible and WILL give you food poisoning, so be careful. The coffee places are great and so is the new library!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 4205 Ryan St

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3374755000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: mcneese.edu

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