South Louisiana Community College

1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506-4109
Tel: (337)521-9000
  • 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 33:1.
  • 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 is Blue Cliff College-Lafayette (3.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 170 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
South Louisiana Community College (LA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 170 staff 25 staff
South Louisiana Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,332 has grown by 61% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,332 students 1,288 students
South Louisiana Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1 33:1
South Louisiana Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,436 students 382 students
South Louisiana Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,896 students 906 students
South Louisiana Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South Louisiana Community College Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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South Louisiana Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
South Louisiana Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
South Louisiana Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
South Louisiana Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
South Louisiana Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
South Louisiana Community College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
South Louisiana Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
South Louisiana Community College Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.57 0.66
South Louisiana Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
South Louisiana Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,581 is more than the state average of $3,434. 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 $6,475. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,581 $3,434
South Louisiana Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,761 $6,475
South Louisiana Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72% 90%
South Louisiana Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,500 $10,800
Median Debt for Dropouts $2,250 $5,125
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,434 per year for in-state students and $6,475 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,985 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.