Graduate Program Overview

McNeese State University is a four-years, public school located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2022-2023, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,458 for Louisiana residents and $9,958 for out-of-state students. It offers thirty (30) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMcNeese State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA
Graduate School Students610 students
271 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023)In-State$8,458
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 30 Graduate Programs
18 Master's, 1 Doctorate, 11 Post graduate certificates

2023 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 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 $8,458 and $9,958 for non-Louisiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $476 for Louisiana residents and $564 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
2023 COATuition Trends
2023 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$476$564
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$9,878 (On-Campus) / $10,468 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,470 (On-Campus) / $5,470 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,106$26,606
Off-Campus Total$25,696$27,196
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2019-2023)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

McNeese State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 30 major areas - 18 Master's (12 online programs), 1 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor'(6 online programs), 4 Post-Master'(4 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
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.
Communication and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,284 students enrolled in McNeese State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 610 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 163 male and 447 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 301 full-time and 309 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 271 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 148 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students163
Women Students447
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students301
Part-time Students309
By race/ethnicity 393 White, 131 Black, and 11 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
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races13
15 students are younger than 22 and 107 students are older than 65. The school has 297 students aged between 22 and 30 and 142 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under15
40 & Over107
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, 271 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 148 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment561
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses271
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses148
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses142
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses271
Louisiana Resident246
Other State In U.S.21
Outside of U.S.4

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