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 987 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 987 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Metairie
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
73 staff
37 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
5
9

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Metairie has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Metairie diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
987 students
682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
987 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
336 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
689 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
987 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,093 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
5%
5%
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% Black
81%
33%
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% White
11%
45%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
10%
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Diversity Score
0.33
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
60%
36%
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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)
$24,500
$28,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
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 (2024)

  • Enrollment: 987 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 89%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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