Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at McNeese are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of McNeese State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 18%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at McNeese State University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, McNeese has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for McNeese State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for McNeese State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,024
Women 4,623

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

McNeese serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for McNeese State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,295 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,647
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.4%
Part time Undergrads 11.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159717 IPEDS survey data for McNeese State University.

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