McNeese State University Graduate School

McNeese State University (referred to as McNeese) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lake Charles, LA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of McNeese is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for out-of-state students. The school has 534 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,230 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

McNeese State University (referred to as McNeese) is a Public, 4 years school located in Lake Charles, LA.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1954 - Current).
McNeese Directory Information
School NameMcNeese State University (McNeese)
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone337-475-5000
Webhttps://www.mcneese.edu
Online Applicationhttps://mymcneese.mcneese.edu/web/guest/home
Financial Infohttps://www.mcneese.edu/finaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of McNeese is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for out-of-state students. The school has 534 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,230 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 72 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 30 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$9,958
$8,458 for Louisiana Residents
Student Population534
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs72 graduate programs
(30 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at McNeese is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $476 for Louisiana residents and $560 for out-of-state students.
McNeese offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Louisiana Residents$8,458
Out-of-State$9,958
Tuition per Credit Hour
Louisiana Residents$476
Out-of-State$560
McNeese offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)30 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of McNeese State University is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -39.47% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$5,703$2,252$13,740$2,252
2019-2020$5,703$2,417$13,740$2,417
2020-2021$5,703$2,646$13,740$2,646
2021-2022$5,703$2,710$13,740$2,710
2022-2023$5,703$2,755$7,203$2,755
The graduate school tuition & fees of McNeese is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Louisiana. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Louisiana graduate tuition is $18,915 (public) / $18,393 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
McNeese State University$8,458$9,958
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Louisiana Graduate Schools$12,590$18,660
Public$9,834$18,915
Private$18,393
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $15,348 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at McNeese.
On-campus living costs are increased by 5.60% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,938. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.40% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$8,326$4,040$9,430$4,880
2019-2020$8,624$4,230$9,656$5,130
2020-2021$9,062$4,260$9,795$5,160
2021-2022$9,344$5,190$9,932$5,190
2022-2023$9,878$5,470$10,468$5,470
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $476 for Louisiana residents and $560 for other students at McNeese State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -39.85% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$443$901
2019-2020$460$910
2020-2021$473$931
2021-2022$473$931
2022-2023$476$560

Graduate Programs at McNeese

McNeese State University offers 36 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 222 students have completed their study at McNeese State University.
Offered Degrees at McNeese State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree199203
Doctor's degree - other100
Post Bachelor's Degree768
Post Master's Degree9911
Total3624222
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at McNeese State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing program with 9 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 43 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing program with 0 completers.
McNeese State University offers 36 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 222 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 203 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (6 completers) 26 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction5-
Educational Leadership and Administration2$48,500
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13-
Elementary Education and Teaching2-
Secondary Education and Teaching3-
Education (other)--
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Engineering5-
English Language and Literature [+] 15 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Creative Writing6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 25 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25-
Physical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Chemistry (other)10-
Psychology [+] 28 completers-
Psychology28-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies20-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 28 completers-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse28$94,300
Business [+] 43 completers-
Business Administration and Management43-
Total203
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing--
Total-
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 1 completers-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Secondary Education and Teaching--
Total8
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration1-
Educational/Instructional Technology--
Psychology [+] (1 completers) --
Psychology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing9-
Total11

Graduate Student Population at McNeese

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 534 students enrolled into McNeese State University graduate schools where it has total 6,230 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 244 full-time and 290 part-time graduate students. By gender, 135 male and 399 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total534135399
Full-time24485159
Part-tme29050240
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 324 White (60.67%), 126 Black/African American (23.60%), 20 Hispanic (3.75%), 10 Asian (1.87%), and 54 students with other races. 35 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total534135399
American Indian/Native American000
Asian1037
Black/African American1263591
Hispanic20614
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White32471253
Two More1138
Un-Known716
Non-resident Alien351619
McNeese State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 322 graduate students (60.30% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 99 graduate students (18.54% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total534
Enrolled Online Exclusively322
Enrolled Some Online Courses99
Not in Online Courses113
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at McNeese State University. 163 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.52% of total students), 31 students are aged above 50 (5.81%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at McNeese State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total534135399
Age 20-2110010
Age 22-241536588
Age 25-291222597
Age 30-34801961
Age 35-3956947
Age 40-49821171
Age 50-6430624
Over 64101

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