McNeese State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,147

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,978

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.92%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

3,160 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,621

75.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

41.3%

510 Graduates

About

McNeese State University is a higher education institution located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McNeese State University were Registered Nursing (157 degrees awarded), General Studies (121 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees).

In 2016, 1,539 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McNeese State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,113 degrees), 4.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (242 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $-15,013 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $-15,013 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,978.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,147

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at McNeese State University was $5,147. The cost of tuition at McNeese State University is $-15,013 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$9,978

2016 Value

12.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 McNeese State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,978. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of McNeese State University grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,410

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McNeese State University was of $8,410 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 2.65% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at McNeese State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.92%

2015 Default Rate

178

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at McNeese State University was 9.92%, which represents 178 out of the 1795 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

McNeese State University received 3,160 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.26% annual growth. Out of those 3,160 applicants, 2,013 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,621 students enrolled at McNeese State University in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McNeese State University has an overall enrollment yield of 61.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,013

Accepted Out of 3,160

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McNeese State University was 63.7% (2,013 admissions from 3,160 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 82%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.26%, while admissions declined by -18.3%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

128

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at McNeese State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McNeese State University has a total enrollment of 7,621 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,782 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,839. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Asian, 0.394% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McNeese State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,621 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,782 and the part-time enrollment is 1,839. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at McNeese State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), McNeese State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,267

  2. Black or African American

    1,252

  3. Two or More Races

    234

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University is 69.1% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Asian, 0.394% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1 students (0.0131%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 471 more women than men received degrees from McNeese State University. The majority of degree recipients at McNeese State University are white (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (242 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McNeese State University is Registered Nursing (157 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (121 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McNeese State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (54 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), and Math & Statistics (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Miscellaneous managers (468,159 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (394,308 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (303,263 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (237,770 people), and Civil engineers (233,436 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (54 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (54 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Computer Systems Design (471,252 people), Elementary & secondary schools (442,118 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,350 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (381,747 people), and Construction (275,292 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (54 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Math & Statistics (25 degrees), Engineering (110 degrees), and English (35 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by McNeese State University.

Most Common

  1. 157 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McNeese State University was Registered Nursing with 157 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 534

  2. 1,005

In 2016, 534 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,005).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University in General Engineering, which is 3.58 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 203 degrees were awarded to women at McNeese State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.25 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from McNeese State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (48.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McNeese State University is Female and White (48.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,113 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    242 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McNeese State University is white (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (242 degrees).

0.26% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    741 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    372 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McNeese State University is white female (741 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (372 degrees).

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Operations

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $77.3k (0.416%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, McNeese State University had a total expenditure of $89.8M. Of that $89.8M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $89.8M on benefits.

McNeese State University employs 93 Assistant professors, 56 Instructors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at McNeese State University are Female Assistant professors (52), Male Assistant professors(41), and Male Professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 106 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.6M

2015 Endowment

0.587%

decline from 2014

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at about $18.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of McNeese State University declined 0.587% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $919k - Federal

  2. $1.72M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, McNeese State University received $919k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.72M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$36.9M

Salary Expenditure

$89.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, McNeese State University had a total expenditure of $89.8M. Of that $89.8M, they spent $36.9M on salaries and $89.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at McNeese State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.9M

2015 Salaries

1.52%

decline from 2014

In 2015, McNeese State University paid a median of $36.9M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($89.8M) and a 1.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.1% decline from 2013 and a 1.92% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M

Instructional Salaries

253

Number of Employees

In 2015, McNeese State University paid a total of $15.3M to 253 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

93 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

106 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at McNeese State University were Assistant professor with 93 employees; Instructor with 56 employees; and Instructor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University were Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McNeese State University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at McNeese State University.

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