Louisiana Community Colleges

There are 64 community colleges located throughout Louisiana (45 public colleges and 19 private colleges), serving 94,946 students.
Minority enrollment is 44% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is less than the 58:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(LA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
36%
White
56%
Unknown
2%

Louisiana Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.
Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,116 per year for in-state students and $2,342 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,131 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.