McNeese State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,147
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,721
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
63.3%
3,496 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,284
78.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.7%
527 Graduates

About

McNeese State University is a higher education institution located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McNeese State University were General Studies (124 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (105 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (104 degrees).

In 2020, 1,422 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McNeese State University. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (958 degrees), 4.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $−17,383 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $5,147, which is $−17,383 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,721.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students attending McNeese State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,147
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at McNeese State University was $5,147. The cost of tuition at McNeese State University is $−17,383 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$9,721
2020 Value
18.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 McNeese State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,721. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of McNeese State University grew by 18.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,140
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McNeese State University was of $9,140 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at McNeese State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12% with respect to 2019, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.3%
2018 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at McNeese State University was 8.3%, which represents 126 out of the 1518 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

McNeese State University received 3,496 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 48.6% annual growth. Out of those 3,496 applicants, 2,213 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,284 students enrolled at McNeese State University in 2020, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McNeese State University has an overall enrollment yield of 55.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,213
Accepted Out of 3,496

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McNeese State University was 63.3% (2,213 admissions from 3,496 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 48.6%, while admissions grew by 16.5%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
138
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at McNeese State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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McNeese State University has a total enrollment of 7,284 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,702 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,582. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 3.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.453% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0549% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McNeese State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McNeese State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,284 students. The full-time enrollment at McNeese State University is 5,702 and the part-time enrollment is 1,582. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at McNeese State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 72%. 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
    4,982
  2. Black or African American
    1,202
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    285

The enrolled student population at McNeese State University is 68.4% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 3.91% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 0.453% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0549% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 37 students (0.508%) did not report their race.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 364 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 (958 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McNeese State University is General Studies (124 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (105 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (104 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 (60 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees), and Engineering (115 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 (389,436 people), Software developers (367,679 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (316,469 people), Civil engineers (248,732 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (228,414 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (60 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (269 degrees), and English (23 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, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (60 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (269 degrees), and English (23 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 (460,843 people), Computer Systems Design (447,988 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (413,175 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (359,059 people), and Construction (300,651 people).

The most specialized majors at McNeese State University are Agriculture (60 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (90 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (269 degrees), and English (23 degrees).

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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
  1. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 104 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McNeese State University was General Studies with 124 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

529
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
893
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 529 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (893).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 99 degrees were awarded to men at McNeese State University in General Studies, which is 0.593 times less than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 167 degrees were awarded to women at McNeese State University in General Studies, which is 1.69 times more than the 99 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from McNeese State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McNeese State University is Female and Asian (90% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    958 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McNeese State University is white (958 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

0.352% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    616 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    342 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at McNeese State University is white female (616 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (342 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $920k (4.63%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, McNeese State University had a total salary expenditure of $92.1M. McNeese State University employs 114 Assistant professors, 52 Professors, and 47 Instructors. Most academics at McNeese State University are Female Assistant professors (63), Male Assistant professors(51), and Male Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 103 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 65 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

Endowment

$19.9M
2020 Endowment
7.68%
decline from 2019

McNeese State University has an endowment valued at about $19.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of McNeese State University declined 7.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.7M 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. $1.1M - Federal
  2. $2.08M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, McNeese State University received $1.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.08M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.5M
2020 Salaries
1.34%
growth from 2019

In 2020, McNeese State University paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($92.1M) and a 1.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.64% growth from 2018 and a 2.5% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M
Instructional Salaries
258
Number of Employees

In 2020, McNeese State University paid a total of $16.3M to 258 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
103 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at McNeese State University were Assistant professor with 114 employees; Professor with 52 employees; and Professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McNeese State University were Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees; and Management with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McNeese State University was Female Assistant professor with 63 employees, Male Assistant professor with 51 employees, and Male Professor with 36 employees.

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

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