McNeese State University is a public university located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It was established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1939.

The University has the following colleges: Burton College of Education; College of Business; College of Engineering and Engineering Technology; College of Liberal Arts; College of Nursing; College of Science; and William J. Dore', Sr. School of Graduate Studies.

McNeese State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Teacher education programs in the Burton College of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), State of Louisiana. The College of Business is nationally accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Engineering Program is nationally accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Engineering Technology (ABET). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to receive licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

The Radiologic Sciences curriculum is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Clinical Laboratory Science curriculum is accredited by Accreditation Services of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and approved by the American Medical Association. The Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Dietetics concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetics Association. The Computer Science curriculum is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Ranking Profile:

- Placed in Tier 2 in the category "Regional Universities (South)" by US News & World Report (2011).

- McNeese has been rated as one of the top schools in the nation for the individual attention students receive from MSU faculty in the College Catalog published by Newsweek.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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