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Encyclopedia > McNeese State

McNeese State University, founded in 1939, is a university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Originally called Lake Charles Junior College, the name became John McNeese Junior College in 1940; the school was part of the Louisiana State University system. In 1950, the school parted from the LSU system and became McNeese State College; in 1970, the institution gained university status.

McNeese State's colors are blue and gold and their nickname is the Cowboys. McNeese State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southland Conference.

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  • McNeese State University website (http://www.mcneese.edu)

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McNeese State University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (690 words)
McNeese's colors are blue and gold and their football team is called the Cowboys.
McNeese State University was founded in 1939 as a division of Louisiana State University, offering only the first two years of higher education.
McNeese gained significant recognition in 1954 through admission to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the highest accrediting agency in the United States for such schools in the South.
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