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Study at McNeese State University

Founded in 1939, McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Earlier, it was a part of the Louisiana State University system. In 1950, the school parted from the LSU system and became the McNeese State College, and it gained university status in 1970. The main campus of McNeese State University consists of more than 65 buildings and covers 121 acres. It offers over 80 degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Science
McNeese State University's men's sports teams are known as the Cowboys, while the women's athletic teams are the Cowgirls. They participate in NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA) for football) in the Southland Conference.

Profile of McNeese State University

Students attend McNeese State in Lake Charles, LA, a small city. The school is a public institution. McNeese State degrees go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

McNeese State Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


McNeese State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 8, 095 students at the school .

Student Life

McNeese State values student athletics, and belongs to the Southland Conference.

McNeese State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

McNeese State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts337general studies, sociology, English, history, liberal arts and sciences, political science, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Education and Teaching243educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, special ed, education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, instructional media design, . . .
Business and Management230business management, accounting, marketing, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine163registered nursing
Engineering Technician43engineering technology
Science41biology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology35radiographer, clinical lab tech
Media35mass communication
Therapy and Counselling29psychology
Family and Social Work26family and consumer science
Art Studies24art studies
Agricultural Science and Management22agriculture
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer science
Music9music performance
Law8legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management8wildlife management, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Contact: McNeese State

McNeese State University

4100 Ryan St

Lake Charles, LA 70609-2215

General Phone: (337) 475-5000


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