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Janie Fruge
Vice President of Patient Care
Chief Nursing Officer
West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital

McNeese State University

Impact of Spending

McNeese’s statewide annual economic impact is $335 million and supports 3,520 non-university jobs.

This includes:

  • $12 million in health insurance payments,
  • $11 million impact of retiree spending,
  • $18 million from affiliated organizations,
  • $34 million in university operations,
  • $12 million in construction and capital outlay,
  • $47 million from visitors,
  • $55 million in faculty and staff expenditures, and
  • $145 million impact from student spending.
  • Impact of Teaching

    McNeese’s graduates have added $640 million to Louisiana’s economy over the last 10 years.

    The unviersity’s bachelor’s degree holders have generated over $541 million, master’s degree holders over $74 million, and associate’s degree holders almost $25 million.

    McNeese produced 46,591 degrees over the last 50 years with 12,962 graduates produced between 1998 and 2007.

    Some of McNeese’s top producing bachelor’s degree programs are in business management and marketing, education and health professions and related clinical sciences.

    Impact of Research & Service

    This study captured 20 research and service programs at McNeese.

    They include:

  • 3 in economic development,
  • 2 in engineering and technology,
  • 2 in cultural development,
  • 3 in environmental and natural sciences, and
  • 10 in education, health and human services.
  • An example is the H.C. Drew Center for Economic Development Information Services that collects and dessiminates economic development information and data specifically pertaining to the economy of Southwest Louisiana.

    Don Fruge
    CITGO General Manager of Engineering and Technical Services

    Impact on Quality of Life

    There were approximately 378,000 attendees at McNeese State University events last year. Of those, 55% were from off-campus, greatly adding to the $47 million impact from visitor spending.

    McNeese reaches out to the community through service, offering 12 service-learning courses.

    Additionally, McNeese faculty and staff volunteered 55,000 hours last year, and students contributed 215,000 hours to enhancing the community.

    McNeese State University Report (.pdf)
    McNeese State University Impact Study Web Site



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