Skip to main content

Why Choose McNeese?

Why Choose McNeese?

Why Choose McNeese?


1. Greater return on your investment (ROI)Female student graduating

  • PayScale Inc. ranked the College of Engineering third among all engineering schools in the nation in terms of career ROI - topping all engineering programs in the state of Louisiana!
  • A 4-year degree enables you to earn a million dollars more over your lifetime - for the same investment you would make to buy a small family car.

2. Our programs are competitive with leading universities

  • U.S. News & World Report named McNeese one of the best regional universities in the South for the fifth consecutive year.
  • The College of Business is among just 5% of the world's business schools accredited by the AACS of Business International.
  • The student chapter of SHRM has been recognized as one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation.
  • The McNeese Autism Program is the only university-based program of its kind in Louisiana, providing services, consultation and training to famililes with children and adults with developmental delays. Engineering students work on project
  • A team of mechanical engineering students won the 2014 Ocean Exploration Trust's Nautilus Engineering Design Challenge, beating out teams from Stanford and UT Knoxville.
  • A team of mechanical engineering students competed at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition after winning first place in the ASME Regional "Robots for Relief" design competition.
  • A McNeese alumnus won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and 2015 National Book Award. 
  • A new health systems management degree - housed in the College of Nursing and Health Professions - will prepare McNeese graduates for emerging jobs managing the business of health care.
  • Radiologic sciences graduates have had a 99.8% pass rate on the national certification exam since the program was established in 1980.
  • Students majoring in agricultural sciences have hands-on learning opportunities as early as their freshman year.

3. We have an Innovation minor available for all degree programs

  • McNeese was the second university in the country to offer a minor in innovation for students in all majors. This comprehensive innovation program provides courses that show students how to create an idea, communicate its concept and commercialize the product, which are applicable skills in all business environments and employment settings.
innovation lab  Innovation center

4. Excellence With a Personal Touch

  • By displaying a genuine interest in our students and assisting them in ways that exceed expectations, we help them achieve their highest potential and make them feel valued as individuals.
teacher and student feeding horse Professor helps student with ceramics
students work in forensics lab