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McNeese Makes U.S. News & World Report List for 11th Straight Year

September 28, 2021 | McNeese Public Relations
Four graduation hats with a badge recognizing U.S. News Best Colleges.

For the 11th consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked McNeese State University as one of the top universities in the South in its 2022 Best Colleges list.

The university also ranks among the Top 50 Public Schools in the southern region as well—one of five Louisiana institutions to make the Top 50.

The U.S. News ranking system considers information collected from several sources and measures indicators of academic quality based on such areas as outcomes, faculty and financial resources, retention and graduation rates, academic reputation, alumni giving and student excellence.

“The McNeese mission is to Change Lives and our faculty and staff are dedicated to the unifying goal of providing excellence with a personal touch,” said Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president. “Our vision is for McNeese to be the First Choice University for our five-parish region and this national recognition confirms our role as a leader in providing exceptional academic programs in a student-centric environment.”

Once again, McNeese’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked among the best engineering programs in the country. Most recently, the 2021-2022 College Report by PayScale Inc. ranked the McNeese engineering program as one of the Top 45 public and private institutions in the nation for salary potential for engineering majors.

McNeese also ranked in the Top Performers on Social Mobility (#122) in graduating students with federal Pell Grants.

Regional universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and master’s degree programs and selected public and private universities are ranked geographically in one of four regions-North, South, Midwest and West. The annual report is used as a tool by parents and students to help narrow their college search.

McNeese State University Rankings

See where this school lands in our other rankings to get a bigger picture of the institution’s offerings.

#98 in Regional Universities South (tie)

#122 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

#50 in Top Public Schools

#129 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie) (At schools where doctorate not offered)