Graduate Programs Overview

McNeese State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,349 for Louisiana residents and $16,386 for other students in average.

It offers thirty-four graduate programs: 19 Master's, 9 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMcNeese State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA
Graduate School Students649 students
287 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,349
Out-of-State$16,386
Student to Faculty20:1 (5.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 34 Graduate Programs
19 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 15 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at McNeese State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Louisiana residents, the tuition & fees are $8,349 and $16,386 for non-Louisiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $460 for Louisiana residents and $910 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$5,703$13,740
Fees$2,646$2,646
Cost per Credit$460$910
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$9,062 (On-Campus) / $9,795 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,260 (On-Campus) / $5,160 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,971$31,008
Off-Campus Total$24,604$32,641
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,575$8,005$7,955$8,120$8,349
Out-of-State$18,650$16,043$15,992$16,157$16,386

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

McNeese State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 34 major areas - 17 Master's (10 online programs), 8 Post-Bachelor'(2 online programs), 5 Post-Master'(5 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total239-3612
Men70-85
Women169-287
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Business
English Language And Literature
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Engineering
Education
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Communication and Journalism
Education

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,647 students enrolled in McNeese State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 649 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 181 male and 468 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 289 full-time and 360 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 287 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 233 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total649
Men Students181
Women Students468
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total649
Full-time Students289
Part-time Students360
By race/ethnicity 444 White, 125 Black, and 12 Asian students are attending at McNeese State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total649
American Indian /
Native American
2
Asian12
Black125
Hispanic22
White444
Two or more races10
6 students are younger than 22 and 96 students are older than 65. The school has 382 students aged between 22 and 30 and 165 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total649
21 & Under6
22-24176
25-29206
30-34108
35-3957
40 & Over96
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At McNeese State University, 287 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 233 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment649
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses287
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses233
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses129
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses287
Louisiana Resident239
Other State In U.S.43
Outside of U.S.5



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