McNeese State University

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The McNeese State University is a State University in Lake Charles in Louisiana. Currently, 8,784 students are enrolled. The university is part of the University of Louisiana System.


The McNeese State University was founded in 1939 as Lake Charles Junior College and renamed in 1940 in John McNeese Junior College. Since 1970, she has been recognized as a university.

Courses of Study

The curriculum includes:

  • Humanities
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural sciences
  • Education
  • Care
  • Economics
  • Doré School of Graduate Studies


The sports teams of the McNeese State are the cowboys. The university is a member of the Southland Conference.


  • Joe Dumars - Basketball Player