Bossier Parish Community College

  • 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 35:1.
  • 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 County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to Bossier Parish Community College is Career Technical College-Shreveport (5.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Bossier Parish Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bossier Parish Community College(LA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty200 staff26 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bossier Parish Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bossier Parish Community College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,693 students1,493 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:135:1
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# Full-Time Students5,513 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students3,180 students1,111 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
19%
6%
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% Black
25%
35%
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% White
51%
45%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.640.66
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College Completion Rate
11%
47%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$28,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,616 is more than the state average of $3,474. 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 $6,533. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,616$3,474
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,519$6,533
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,750$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,248$5,000
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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.

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