River Parishes Community College

  • 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 3,470 students (45% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

River Parishes Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
River Parishes Community College(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty52 staff26 staff
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Student Body

The student population of River Parishes Community College has grown by 7% over five years.
The River Parishes Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,470 students1,370 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio67:132:1
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# Full-Time Students1,555 students368 students
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# Part-Time Students1,915 students1,002 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
28%
38%
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% White
55%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
8%
11%
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Diversity Score0.610.69
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College Completion Rate
18%
41%
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,079 is more than the state average of $4,056. 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 $6,925. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,079$4,056
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,123$6,925
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,500$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,750
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Gamma Beta Phi, Red Wheelbarrow Humanities Club, Rotaract Club
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to River Parishes Community College is Louisiana Technical College-Ascension Campus (3.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,056 per year for in-state students and $6,925 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,096 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 87%. 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 0.73. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Northshore Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.