Blue Cliff College-Lafayette

120 James Comeaux Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
Tel: (337)269-0620
  • 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 33:1.
  • 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 is Remington College-Lafayette Campus (1.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (LA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Less than 2 years (below associate) Four or more years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff 25 staff
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 4 5

Student Body

  • The student population of 307 has grown by 45% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 307 students 1,288 students
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 33:1
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 193 students 382 students
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 114 students 906 students
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Part-Time Students (2013-2016)
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Asian (2008-2011)
% Hispanic
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Black (2007-2016)
% White
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.45 0.66
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,900 $28,200
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2012-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 90%
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $10,800
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,349 $5,125
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,434 per year for in-state students and $6,475 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,985 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 equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.