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 state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
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 (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
South Louisiana Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,985 has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,985 students 1,315 students
South Louisiana Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
22:1
South Louisiana Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,188 students
815 students
South Louisiana Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,797 students
1,061 students
South Louisiana Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Louisiana Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
South Louisiana Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
South Louisiana Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
South Louisiana Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
15%
South Louisiana Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
53%
49%
South Louisiana Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
9%
6%
South Louisiana Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
South Louisiana Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
South Louisiana 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. 0.63 0.70
South Louisiana Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,151 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,151 $5,590
South Louisiana Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,832 $10,086
South Louisiana Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
South Louisiana Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,437 per year for in-state students and $5,982 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,646 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delta School of Business and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.