McNeese State University is ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States and one of the finest regional universities in the South. Our university is also recognized as having one of the best returns on investment for tuition and high average starting salaries for its graduates.
For over 75 years, McNeese has been trusted and respected as an institution of innovation and academic excellence. Our low tuition rates, combined with high-quality curricula developed and taught by experienced faculty, plus a thriving on-campus community means that students receive a high-value education for a fraction of the cost of larger universities.
Locally, McNeese serves as an economic and workforce development partner for Southwest Louisiana employers. Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, the local petrochemical, agricultural and hospitality industries, as well as hospitals and public and private schools throughout SWLA, rely on McNeese to provide well-qualified employees. Our graduates also go on to successfully start their own businesses, from law offices to veterinary practices.
But our impact stretches beyond the SWLA community. Throughout the U.S. and abroad, McNeese alums are changing lives and making valuable contributions. Graduates have gone on to become successful CEOs and lawmakers, pioneering doctors and scientists, groundbreaking entertainers and professional athletes, and award-winning artists and authors.