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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,222 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,160 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
75.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
530 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $1,844 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,222, which is 315% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,154 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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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.

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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, 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McNeese State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Black or African American Female (8.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.71%), followed by White Male (0.83%) and Black or African American Female (0.46%).

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In 2016, 471 more women than men graduated from McNeese State University. The majority of students graduating from McNeese State University are White. These 1,113 graduates mean that there were 4.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 242 graduates.

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

The most specialized major across all degree types at McNeese State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 54 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 69 graduates and Math & Statistics with 25 graduates.


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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 $77,272 (0.42%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's 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 $16.5M on benefits.

McNeese State University employs 93 Assistant professors, 55 Instructors, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at McNeese State University are Female Assistant professors (54), Male Assistant professors (39), and Male Professors (38).

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 Service with 48 employees.



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