River Parishes Community College

925 West Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA 70737
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • River Parishes Community College is an open-admission, two-year, post-secondary public institution serving the river parishes. The College provides transferable courses and curricula up to and including Certificates and Associates degrees. River Parishes Community College also partners with the communities it serves by providing programs for personal, professional, and academic growth. We are pleased that you have taken this opportunity to visit us via the River Parishes Community College web page. The site is designed to provide an interactive point of contact for general information regarding the organization, management and services of RPCC. Two years of higher education at one of the LCTCS community or technical colleges offers many opportunities for Louisiana to "transform its workforce". We urge you to examine this opportunity very carefully as you plan your own future.

School Highlights

River Parishes Community College serves 3,232 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,079
  • Out-state tuition: $8,123
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • 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

School Overview

The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
139 staff
37 staff
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Student Body

The student population of River Parishes Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same 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
3,232 students
682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,376 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,856 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
169 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,376 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
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
30%
33%
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% White
41%
45%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
21%
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.
The public out-state tuition of $8,123 is more than the state average of $6,101. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,079
$2,971
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,123
$6,101
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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
n/a
79%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
20

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Gamma Beta Phi, Red Wheelbarrow Humanities Club, Rotaract Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
Profile last updated: 01/09/2024

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 and $8,123 for Out-State students.
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 and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 3,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,079
  • Out-state tuition: $8,123
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • 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 81%. 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 0.70. 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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