Blue Cliff College-Metairie

3200 Cleary Ave
Metairie, LA 70002-5714
Tel: (504)456-3141
  • 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-Metairie serves 892 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Blue Cliff College-Metairie is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to Blue Cliff College-Metairie is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus (2.2 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 250% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Metairie(LA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty42 staff26 staff
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered55

Student Body

  • The student population of Blue Cliff College-Metairie has grown by 42% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Blue Cliff College-Metairie diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment892 students1,493 students
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:135:1
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students556 students382 students
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students336 students1,111 students
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Part-Time Students (2008-2016)
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Black (2007-2016)
% White
Blue Cliff College-Metairie White (2007-2016)
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.66
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,500$28,200
Blue Cliff College-Metairie Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%89%
    Blue Cliff College-Metairie % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,800
    Blue Cliff College-Metairie Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$3,349$5,125
    Blue Cliff College-Metairie Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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