McNeese State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,148

0.0194% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,545

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.7%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

62.2%

3,300 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,629

77.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.5%

544 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 (106 degrees awarded), General Studies (104 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (103 degrees).

In 2017, 1,477 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McNeese State University. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,070 degrees), 4.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,148, which is $-15,585 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,148, which is $-15,585 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,545.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,148

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at McNeese State University was $5,148. The cost of tuition at McNeese State University is $-15,585 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$10,545

2017 Value

5.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 McNeese State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,545. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of McNeese State University grew by 5.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,544

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McNeese State University was of $8,544 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 1.59% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at McNeese State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.33% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

13.7%

2016 Default Rate

227

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at McNeese State University was 13.7%, which represents 227 out of the 1662 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 3,300 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.43% annual growth. Out of those 3,300 applicants, 2,054 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,629 students enrolled at McNeese State University in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McNeese State University has an overall enrollment yield of 64.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,054

Accepted Out of 3,300

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McNeese State University was 62.2% (2,054 admissions from 3,300 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.43%, while admissions grew by 2.04%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

146

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at McNeese State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McNeese State University has a total enrollment of 7,629 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,897 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,732. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.55% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0655% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McNeese State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,629 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,897 and the part-time enrollment is 1,732. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 68%. 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

    5,259

  2. Black or African American

    1,262

  3. Two or More Races

    256

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University is 68.9% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.55% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0655% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 3 students (0.0393%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 423 more women than men received degrees from McNeese State University. The majority of degree recipients at McNeese State University are white (1,070 degrees awarded). There were 4.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McNeese State University is Registered Nursing (106 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (104 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (103 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), and Engineering (112 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 Other managers (460,468 people), Software developers (384,392 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,632 people), Civil engineers (237,530 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (230,396 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), Engineering (112 degrees), Psychology (95 degrees), and Physical Sciences (28 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 Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), Engineering (112 degrees), Psychology (95 degrees), and Physical Sciences (28 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 Elementary & secondary schools (517,546 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,898 people), Computer Systems Design (479,332 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (431,347 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (352,895 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees awarded), Agriculture (46 degrees), Engineering (112 degrees), Psychology (95 degrees), and Physical Sciences (28 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. 106 degrees awarded

  2. 104 degrees awarded

  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McNeese State University was Registered Nursing with 106 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 527

  2. 950

In 2017, 527 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University, which is 0.555 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (950).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University in General Engineering, which is 4.09 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 134 degrees were awarded to women at McNeese State University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.47 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% 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 44% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McNeese State University is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.368% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,070 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    218 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McNeese State University is white (1,070 degrees awarded). There were 4.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    701 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    369 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McNeese State University is white female (701 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (369 degrees).

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Operations

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.93M (10.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, McNeese State University had a total salary expenditure of $92.5M. McNeese State University employs 103 Assistant professors, 54 Instructors, and 53 Associate professors. Most academics at McNeese State University are Female Assistant professors (58), Male Assistant professors(45), and Male Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 114 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, and Management with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.7M

2017 Endowment

10.6%

growth from 2016

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at about $18.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of McNeese State University grew 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M 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. $732k - Federal

  2. $2.65M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, McNeese State University received $732k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.5M

2017 Salaries

4.07%

growth from 2016

In 2017, McNeese State University paid a median of $36.5M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($92.5M) and a 4.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.16% decline from 2015 and a 1.52% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.5M

Instructional Salaries

256

Number of Employees

In 2017, McNeese State University paid a total of $15.5M to 256 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

114 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at McNeese State University were Assistant professor with 103 employees; Instructor with 54 employees; and Instructor with 53 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University were Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; and Management with 49 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McNeese State University was Female Assistant professor with 58 employees, Male Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

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

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