McNeese State University

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McNeese State University is the only university in Louisiana that’s named after an educator, John McNeese, a renowned Southwest Louisiana educator and the first superintendent of schools in Imperial Calcasieu Parish. It remains a major influence in the rich cultural and economic success of Southwest Louisiana and continues to lead through innovative education, dynamic programs, and dedicated service to the region and beyond. The university’s athletic programs are NCAA-certified for competition at the Division I level.