• 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 6,698 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,698 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,581
  • Out-state tuition: $6,761
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 482 teachers has grown by 315% over five years.
South Louisiana Community College
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
482 staff
37 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Louisiana Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The South Louisiana Community College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,698 students
686 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
18:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,634 students
291 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,064 students
395 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
217 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
34%
38%
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% White
48%
39%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.69
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College Completion Rate
26%
38%
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,581 is less than the state average of $4,056. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,761 is less than the state average of $6,925. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,581
$4,056
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,761
$6,925
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$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
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,698 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,581
  • Out-state tuition: $6,761
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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