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19-627 McNeese State University

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The primary service area of McNeese State University (MSU) includes an eight-parish area in southwest Louisiana bordering Texas. MSU is an open admissions institution and serves the educational needs of this population primarily through undergraduate offerings in the arts, humanities, and sciences, and places particular emphasis on business, education, engineering, and nursing. Graduate programs below the doctoral level are offered primarily in business administation, counseling psychology, education, english/creative writing, and the sciences. McNeese participates in a consortium for the master of science degree in nursing with the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Southern University-Baton Rouge.

Peer Institutions: Jacksonville State University, University of Central Arkansas, University of North Florida, Valdosta State College, Murray State University, Towson State University, Western Carolina University, College of Charleston, Tennessee Technological University, and The University of Texas-Pan American at Edinburg.


This agency's recommended appropriation includes $58,619 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase agreements.

In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $2, 187,506 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund (Direct)



State General Fund by:



     Fees & Self-gen Revenues






Federal Funds










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