• 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 6,460 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,460 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,616
  • Out-state tuition: $7,519
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bossier Parish Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 375 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
Bossier Parish Community College
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
375 staff
37 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bossier Parish Community College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The Bossier Parish Community College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,460 students
686 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,259 students
291 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,201 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
628 students
169 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,259 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,201 students
923 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
217 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
38%
38%
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% White
45%
39%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.69
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.83%
2.05%
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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)
$33,300
$28,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,616 is less than the state average of $4,534. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,519 is more than the state average of $7,288. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,616
$4,534
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,519
$7,288
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,750
$12,567
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,500
$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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bossier Parish Community College cost?

Bossier Parish Community College's tuition is approximately $3,616 for In-State students and $7,519 for Out-State students.

What is Bossier Parish Community College's ranking?

Bossier Parish Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Louisiana for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,460 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,616
  • Out-state tuition: $7,519
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,534 per year for in-state students and $7,288 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,474 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Northshore Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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