Bossier Parish Community College

Tel: (3.1)867-8600
8,512 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 8,512 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Bossier Parish Community College is the only community colleges within Bossier Parish County, LA.
The nearest community college is Career Technical College-Shreveport (5.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 196 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Bossier Parish Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 196 staff
59 staff
Bossier Parish Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,512 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,512 students
1,282 students
Bossier Parish Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1
Bossier Parish Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,116 students
810 students
Bossier Parish Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,396 students
1,017 students
Bossier Parish Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bossier Parish Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bossier Parish Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Bossier Parish Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Bossier Parish Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bossier Parish Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bossier Parish Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Bossier Parish Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Bossier Parish Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Bossier Parish Community College Ethnicity Breakdown 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. 0.48 0.53
Bossier Parish Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,841 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 44% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,292 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,841 $10,294
Bossier Parish Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Bossier Parish Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Shreveport Career Technical College-Shreveport
    Private for-profit
    1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    5.1  Mi  |  359  students
  • Shreveport Blue Cliff College-Shreveport
    Private for-profit
    8731 Park Plaza Drive
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    9.3  Mi  |  260  students
  • Shreveport American School of Business
    Private for-profit
    702 Professional Dr N
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    9.9  Mi  |  84  students
  • Shreveport Southern University at Shreveport
    3050 Martin Luther King Dr
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    11  Mi  |  3018  students
  • Shreveport Remington College-Shreveport Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
    Shreveport, LA 71118
    12.9  Mi  |  317  students
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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.