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 833 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Metairie(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationNot applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty73 staff37 staff
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Number of Programs Offered76

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Metairie has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Metairie diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment833 students686 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:118:1
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# Full-Time Students833 students291 students
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# Part-Time Students336 students395 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
83%
38%
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% White
11%
39%
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Diversity Score0.300.69
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College Completion Rate
54%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,500$28,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,289$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,548$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Blue Cliff College-Metairie is Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus (2.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
Jefferson County, LA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.17, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Jefferson County, LA is Herzing University-Kenner. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.