McNeese State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,147
2022 Average Net Price
$10,154
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
71.2%
3,554 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,230
75.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.4%
541 Graduates

About

McNeese State University is a higher education institution located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at McNeese State University were Registered Nursing (134 degrees awarded), General Studies (106 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees).

In 2022, 1,303 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McNeese State University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (882 degrees), 4.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $−18,849 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $−18,849 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,154.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending McNeese State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,147
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at McNeese State University was $5,147. The cost of tuition at McNeese State University is $−18,849 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,154
2022 Value
3.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 McNeese State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,154. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of McNeese State University grew by 3.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,638
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McNeese State University was of $9,638 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.22% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at McNeese State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19.1% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

McNeese State University received 3,554 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 36.7% annual growth. Out of those 3,554 applicants, 2,532 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,230 students enrolled at McNeese State University in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McNeese State University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,532
Accepted Out of 3,554

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McNeese State University was 71.2% (2,532 admissions from 3,554 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 36.7%, while admissions grew by 41.7%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
123
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at McNeese State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McNeese State University had a total enrollment of 6,230 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 4,715 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,515. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0803% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McNeese State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Male (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McNeese State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,230 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 4,715 and the part-time enrollment is 1,515. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), McNeese State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,203 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    960 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    271 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University is 67.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 4.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.546% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0803% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 48 students (0.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 447 more women than men received degrees from McNeese State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at McNeese State University is white (882 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (208 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McNeese State University is Registered Nursing (134 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (106 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), and Engineering (94 degrees).

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 Other managers (491,180 people), Software developers (459,575 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,472 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (307,247 people), and Civil engineers (283,077 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Engineering (94 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Psychology (77 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Engineering (94 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Psychology (77 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Elementary & secondary schools (821,501 people), Computer Systems Design (574,064 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (549,453 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (450,554 people), and Construction (357,431 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (95 degrees awarded), English (37 degrees), Engineering (94 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Psychology (77 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2021)
  1. 122 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McNeese State University was General Studies with 122 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

428
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
875
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 428 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (875).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.985 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.8 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from McNeese State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (53.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at McNeese State University is Female and White (53.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.37% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    882 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McNeese State University is white (882 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (208 degrees).

0.384% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    604 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    278 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McNeese State University is white female (604 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (278 degrees).

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Operations

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−25.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, McNeese State University had a total salary expenditure of 99.2M. McNeese State University employs 109 Assistant professors, 44 Instructors and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at McNeese State University are Female Assistant professor (64), Male Assistant professor (45), and Male Professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

Endowment

$18.9M
2022 Endowment
24.9%
decline from 2021

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at about $18.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of McNeese State University declined 24.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.6M
2022 Salaries
1.32%
decline from 2021

In 2022, McNeese State University paid a median of $36.6M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($99.2M) and a 1.32% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.7M
Instructional Salaries
232
Number of Employees

In 2022, McNeese State University paid a total of $15.7M to 232 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
109 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at McNeese State University were Assistant professor with 109 employees, Instructor with 44 employees, and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McNeese State University was Female Assistant professor with 64 employees, Male Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Male Professor with 30 employees.

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

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