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McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a student-centric university whose mission is to change the lives of students through quality education and to provide services to the employers and communities in its region.

Established in 1939, McNeese State University is nationally ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States, is recognized as one of the finest regional universities in the South and is known as having one of the best returns on investment for tuition and high average starting salaries for its graduates. Located in Lake Charles, LA, the university is integrated into the fabric of Southwest Louisiana, contributing to economic prosperity and quality of life by providing well-prepared employees. Students at McNeese can choose from over 100 market-driven academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Business, Burton College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and Health Professions and College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

McNeese State University at a Glance

McNeese offers a practice-based Doctor of Nursing Practice in advanced psychiatric mental health nursing.

Students majoring in business or engineering can earn a certificate in Liquefied Natural Gas through McNeese’s College of Business.

McNeese has three working farms where students gain practical experience in animal science and growing crops.

Named one of the best regional universities in the South for thirteen consecutive years by U.S. News & world Report.

Campus Info


4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA



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