South Louisiana Community College

320 Devalcourt Street, Lafayette
LA, 70506-2030
Tel: (337)521-8896
3,933 students
Public institution
South Louisiana Community College seeks to cultivate a learning environment in which participants develop the qualities and skills necessary to engage actively in the economy, governance, and culture of South Louisiana and in the global arena. This function is fostered in a climate that focuses upon intellectual rigor, caring, and respect for the diverse cultures of the College community. South Louisiana Community College was created by act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1997 as a “comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year institution of higher education.” The legislation prescribes for the College both an academic and a vocational component and stipulates that programs offered by the College be developed “to assure the delivery of coordinated and articulated educational services in each parish comprising the primary service delivery area.” The primary service delivery area includes the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. To fulfill its mission, South Louisiana Community College provides general education courses and associate degree programs that transfer to other two-year schools and to baccalaureate programs at four-year schools, associate degrees in fields of study that prepare students for immediate employment, a developmental studies program that strengthens basic skills and prepares students for collegiate work, specialized career training and technical skill development that provide for fuller participation by area citizens in the work place and the economy.
School Highlights:
South Louisiana Community College serves 3,933 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
South Louisiana Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Lafayette County, LA.
The nearest community college is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South Louisiana Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,933 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,933 students
1,303 students
South Louisiana Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,857 students
834 students
South Louisiana Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,076 students
1,040 students
South Louisiana Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South Louisiana Community College sch enrollment South Louisiana Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
South Louisiana Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
South Louisiana Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
18%
11%
South Louisiana Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
78%
66%
South Louisiana Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
South Louisiana Community College sch ethnicity South Louisiana Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.36 0.44
South Louisiana Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,861 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,542 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,861 $5,890
South Louisiana Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,542 $10,047
South Louisiana Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,479 per year for in-state students and $6,843 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,161 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.