South Louisiana Community College

320 Devalcourt Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
Tel: (337)521-8896
3,985 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 3,985 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
South Louisiana Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Lafayette Parish County, LA.
The nearest community college is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
South Louisiana Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 87 staff
59 staff
South Louisiana Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,985 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,985 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
2,188 students
810 students
South Louisiana Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,797 students
1,017 students
South Louisiana Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
South Louisiana Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
South Louisiana Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
12%
South Louisiana Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
53%
57%
South Louisiana Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
9%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,151 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,832 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,151 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,832 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,620 per year for in-state students and $5,498 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,864 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 82%. 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.