Blue Cliff College-Metairie

  • 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).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Metairie(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty42 staff26 staff
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Number of Programs Offered55

Student Body

  • The student population of Blue Cliff College-Metairie has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment892 students1,493 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:135:1
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# Full-Time Students556 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students336 students1,111 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
9%
6%
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% Black
72%
35%
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% White
18%
45%
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Diversity Score0.440.66
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College Completion Rate
71%
47%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,500$28,200
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%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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