River Parishes Community College

925 West Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA 70737
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • River Parishes Community College is an open admission institution that partners with the communities and businesses of the river parishes region of Louisiana to provide workforce training, certificates, diplomas, and Associate Degrees.As the premier post-secondary learning resource for the River Parishes, River Parishes Community College will be the destination of choice for education.

School Highlights

River Parishes Community College serves 3,151 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,151 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,079
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 31:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

River Parishes Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Programs offered

School Overview

The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
River Parishes Community College
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
101 staff
37 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
17
9

Student Body

The student population of River Parishes Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The River Parishes Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,151 students
682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
31:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,671 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,480 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
169 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,151 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,856 students
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
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
43%
33%
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% White
43%
45%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
4%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.70
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
18%
36%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.87%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,079 is more than the state average of $2,971. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,079
$2,971
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$12,567
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,758
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
100%
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) , School Administrators
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does River Parishes Community College cost?
River Parishes Community College's tuition is approximately $4,079 for In-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of River Parishes Community College?
The acceptance rate of River Parishes Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 79%.
What is River Parishes Community College's ranking?
River Parishes Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Louisiana for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Most Programs Offered.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,151 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,079
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 31:1
  • Minority enrollment: 57%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,971 per year for in-state students and $6,101 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,930 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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