• 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 288 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 years (below associate)
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
22 staff
37 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
6
5

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Lafayette has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Lafayette diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
288 students
376 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
288 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
114 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
258 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
288 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
980 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
217 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
70%
33%
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% White
28%
45%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.43
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.07%
2.05%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,900
$28,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,855
$12,567
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,189
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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