Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has five higher education schools within its city limits. McNeese State University, the highest ranked school in the city, has a total student population of 8,638. It is the 2851st highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana). Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. The Lake Charles, LA area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary.
Of the 5 schools in Lake Charles, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta School of Business and Technology comes out as the most expensive ($18,098/yr), with McNeese State University as the lowest recorded at only $6,831/yr.Popular Bars in Lake Charles: