Blue Cliff College-Lafayette

  • Blue Cliff College is committed to using its human and physical resources to provide services facilitating personal growth, professional development and a sense of responsibility to our students. The primary purpose of Blue Cliff College is to help students develop a high level of competency, which is accomplished through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in academic programs. The most compelling purpose of the college is to prepare the students to function proficiently in a competitive society in the career of their choice and to create within them an awareness of professional and social responsibilities, along with an appreciation of principles of ethical conduct.
School Highlights
  • Blue Cliff College-Lafayette serves 307 students (63% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Blue Cliff College-Lafayette is one of 3 community colleges within Lafayette County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to Blue Cliff College-Lafayette is Remington College-Lafayette Campus (1.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Blue Cliff College-Lafayette places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette(LA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelLess than 2 years (below associate)Four or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty16 staff26 staff
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Number of Programs Offered45

Student Body

  • The student population of Blue Cliff College-Lafayette has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Blue Cliff College-Lafayette diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment307 students1,493 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
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# Full-Time Students193 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students114 students1,111 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
-
6%
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% Black
67%
35%
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% White
31%
45%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.450.66
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College Completion Rate
89%
47%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$28,200
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$3,349$5,000
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    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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