Bossier Parish Community College

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7,855 students
Public institution
The mission of Bossier Parish Community College is to provide instruction and service to its community. This mission is accomplished through courses and programs that provide sound academic education, broad career and workforce training, continuing education, and varied community services through flexible instructional delivery systems. The College provides a wholesome, ethical, and intellectually stimulating environment in which diverse students develop their academic and workforce skills to compete in a technological society.
School Highlights:
Bossier Parish Community College serves 7,855 students (62% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Bossier Parish Community College is the only community colleges within Bossier County, LA.
The nearest community college is Blue Cliff College-Shreveport (9.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bossier Parish 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

Student Body

The student population of 7,855 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,855 students
1,287 students
Bossier Parish Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,866 students
832 students
Bossier Parish Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,989 students
1,021 students
Bossier Parish Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bossier Parish Community College sch enrollment Bossier Parish Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Bossier Parish Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Bossier Parish Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
26%
12%
Bossier Parish Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
67%
66%
Bossier Parish Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bossier Parish Community College More (2009-2012)
Bossier Parish Community College sch ethnicity Bossier Parish 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. 0.48 0.45
Bossier Parish Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,911 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,137 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,911 $5,940
Bossier Parish Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,137 $10,072
Bossier Parish Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year, coeducational public institution located in Bossier City, Louisiana. Created by the Louisiana legislature in 1966, the College serves both traditional and non-traditional students from Northwest Louisiana and the surrounding area. Bossier Parish Community College offers programs leading to academic certificates and associate degrees, in addition to courses for transfer and non-credit. The College has an open-admissions policy and offers to individuals, without discrimination, the opportunity to pursue a variety of educational goals at a reasonable cost. A joint resolution of the Louisiana legislature created Bossier Parish Community College as a pilot program. The purpose of the program was to determine a need for, and feasibility of, establishing two-year commuter colleges throughout the state. The College held classes for the first time during the fall of 1967 with 101 students and a faculty of five full-time and three part-time instructors. Bossier Parish Community College has a long tradition of innovation, flexibility, and sensitivity to student needs. The College maintains an educational environment which promotes integrity and inquiry in students, without emphasis on past academic performance; encourages the achievement of full potential and the pursuit of lifelong learning; and promotes continuous improvement and accountability with an effective program for planning, managing, and assessing services and programs of the College. Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree and certificate.

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