For the seventh consecutive year, McNeese State
University has received national recognition as one of the best regional universities
and one of the top public universities by U.S. News and World Report, widely
considered to be the foremost authority on college rankings.
the just released 2018 edition of "Best Colleges” McNeese is ranked in Tier One
in the Best Regional Universities-South category and it is also ranked in the
top 50 public schools in the southern region for a seventh consecutive year.
national ranking is rewarding, but sustaining it for seven consecutive years is
an extraordinary accomplishment and validates the tireless dedication and
commitment of our faculty,” Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, said.
recently, the 2017 College ROI Report by PayScale Inc. ranked the McNeese
College of Engineering and Computer Science third among all engineering schools in the nation in terms of
career return on investment - topping all engineering programs in the state of
2017 McNeese radiological sciences graduates had a 100 percent passage rate on
the national certification examination in radiography administered by the
American Registry of Radiological Sciences. Radiological sciences graduates
have had a 99.8% first-time passage rate on the national certification exam
since the program was established in 1978.
nursing graduates exceeded the national average passage rate on the National
Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is
required by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The McNeese students’ 97.2 percent first-time
passage rate is 10 points higher that the national rate of 84.7 percent and well
above the state rate of 89.16 percent. McNeese nursing students scored higher
than every other program in the state with the exception of one that graduates
nearly 50 percent fewer graduates. There are nearly 700 nursing majors this
a second consecutive year, Dr. Amber Hale, a molecular biologist and assistant
professor at McNeese, was selected as one of 31 educators and scientists
nationwide to participate at sea during the 2017 Nautilus Exploration Program
expedition sponsored by the Ocean Exploration Trust.
said, "McNeese State University continues to receive national attention for its
outstanding academic programs, faculty accomplishments and the success of our students
because our people are McNeese’s biggest strength. The
university is an inanimate structure, but the people within the institution
give it life, project an attitude of success, convey our values, provide our
students an excellent education and provide that ‘Excellence with a Personal
Touch’ that McNeese is known for.”
The U.S. News
ranking system considers information collected from several sources and measures
indicators of quality including the range of academic offerings, the strength
of the faculty, retention and graduation rates, as well as cost, availability
of financial aid and campus life opportunities.
Regional universities provide a full
range of undergraduate majors and master’s 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.
To see the full Best Colleges 2018
rankings by the U.S. News and World Report, visit http://www.usnews.com/education and follow the