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McNeese Makes USNWR Best Colleges List

September 13, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Four graduation hats with a badge recognizing U.S. News Best Colleges.

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked McNeese State University as one of the best regional universities in the South in its 2019 Best Colleges list released this week.

The U.S. News ranking system evaluates colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality, including outcomes, graduation rates, strength of faculty, financial resources and student excellence.

 “Achieving this national ranking for eight consecutive years is an extraordinary accomplishment and validates the dedication and commitment of our faculty to the university’s mission – to change lives by providing excellence with a personal touch,” said Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president.

McNeese’s undergraduate engineering program was also ranked among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the country.

Most recently, the 2018 College ROI Report by PayScale Inc. ranked the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science as the No. 1 program among all engineering schools in the nation in terms of career return on investment – topping all engineering programs in the state of Louisiana.

Burckel said McNeese continues to be a dynamic, nationally recognized, student-centered university. “The McNeese vision is to be the first choice for students, new faculty, employers and donors and this national attention confirms our role as a leader in providing high quality educational programs.”

To see the full Best Colleges 2019 rankings by the U.S. News and World Report, visit and follow the links.