South Louisiana Community College

  • South Louisiana Community College seeks to cultivate a learning environment in which participants develop the qualities and skills necessary to engage actively in the economy, governance, and culture of South Louisiana and in the global arena. This function is fostered in a climate that focuses upon intellectual rigor, caring, and respect for the diverse cultures of the College community. South Louisiana Community College was created by act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1997 as a “comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year institution of higher education.” The legislation prescribes for the College both an academic and a vocational component and stipulates that programs offered by the College be developed “to assure the delivery of coordinated and articulated educational services in each parish comprising the primary service delivery area.” The primary service delivery area includes the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. To fulfill its mission, South Louisiana Community College provides general education courses and associate degree programs that transfer to other two-year schools and to baccalaureate programs at four-year schools, associate degrees in fields of study that prepare students for immediate employment, a developmental studies program that strengthens basic skills and prepares students for collegiate work, specialized career training and technical skill development that provide for fuller participation by area citizens in the work place and the economy.
School Highlights
  • South Louisiana Community College serves 6,332 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • South Louisiana Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Lafayette County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to South Louisiana Community College is Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (3.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 170 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Louisiana Community College(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty170 staff26 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Louisiana Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Louisiana Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,332 students1,493 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:135:1
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# Full-Time Students3,436 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students2,896 students1,111 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
32%
35%
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% White
57%
45%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
9%
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Diversity Score0.570.66
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College Completion Rate
22%
47%
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,581 is more than the state average of $3,474. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,761 is more than the state average of $6,533. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,581$3,474
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,761$6,533
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$4,500$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$2,250$5,000
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,474 per year for in-state students and $6,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,875 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.