Bossier Parish Community College

Tel: (318)678-6000
  • The mission of Bossier Parish Community College is to provide instruction and service to its community. This mission is accomplished through courses and programs that provide sound academic education, broad career and workforce training, continuing education, and varied community services through flexible instructional delivery systems. The College provides a wholesome, ethical, and intellectually stimulating environment in which diverse students develop their academic and workforce skills to compete in a technological society.
School Highlights
  • Bossier Parish Community College serves 8,693 students (63% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Bossier Parish Community College is the only community colleges within Bossier Parish County, LA.
  • The nearest community college is Career Technical College-Shreveport (5.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Bossier Parish Community College (LA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 200 staff 25 staff
Bossier Parish Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,693 has grown by 33% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,693 students 1,288 students
Bossier Parish Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1 33:1
Bossier Parish Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,513 students 382 students
Bossier Parish Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,180 students 906 students
Bossier Parish Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bossier Parish Community College Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
- -
Bossier Parish Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Bossier Parish Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
19%
5%
Bossier Parish Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
25%
35%
Bossier Parish Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
51%
45%
Bossier Parish Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Bossier Parish Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Bossier Parish Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
11%
Bossier Parish Community College 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. 0.64 0.66
Bossier Parish Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
47%
Bossier Parish Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,300 $28,200
Bossier Parish Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,616 is more than the state average of $3,434. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,519 is more than the state average of $6,475. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,616 $3,434
Bossier Parish Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,519 $6,475
Bossier Parish Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 89%
Bossier Parish Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,750 $10,800
Bossier Parish Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,248 $5,125
Bossier Parish Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year, coeducational public institution located in Bossier City, Louisiana. Created by the Louisiana legislature in 1966, the College serves both traditional and non-traditional students from Northwest Louisiana and the surrounding area. Bossier Parish Community College offers programs leading to academic certificates and associate degrees, in addition to courses for transfer and non-credit. The College has an open-admissions policy and offers to individuals, without discrimination, the opportunity to pursue a variety of educational goals at a reasonable cost. A joint resolution of the Louisiana legislature created Bossier Parish Community College as a pilot program. The purpose of the program was to determine a need for, and feasibility of, establishing two-year commuter colleges throughout the state. The College held classes for the first time during the fall of 1967 with 101 students and a faculty of five full-time and three part-time instructors. Bossier Parish Community College has a long tradition of innovation, flexibility, and sensitivity to student needs. The College maintains an educational environment which promotes integrity and inquiry in students, without emphasis on past academic performance; encourages the achievement of full potential and the pursuit of lifelong learning; and promotes continuous improvement and accountability with an effective program for planning, managing, and assessing services and programs of the College. Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree and certificate.

Nearby Schools

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    Shreveport LA  71105
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    Shreveport LA  71105
    (318)425-7941
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    Shreveport LA  71105
    (318)798-3333
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  • 2,952 students | 11.00 Mi3050 Martin Luther King Dr
    Shreveport LA  71107
    (318)670-6000
    11.002,952
  • 291 students | 12.90 Mi2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
    Shreveport LA  71118
    (318)671-4000
    12.90291
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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 $13,737 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.