Community Colleges in Louisiana

Community colleges in Louisiana offer education opportunities that usually last no more than two years. Community colleges offer several options, including transfer programs to four year institutions or technical degrees and certificates for entry into the workforce upon graduation. Community colleges tend to have lower tuition than their four year counterparts, which is particularly appealing for individuals wishing to save money while receiving a quality education. Although community colleges are traditionally two year public institutions, some four year hybrid schools may also be listed below as they are still primarily associate degree granting institutions.

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Metro Area Links for Community Colleges in Louisiana

Community Colleges in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner

We have ranked the community colleges in the New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.dcc.edu

Delgado Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from New Orleans and surrounding areas
  • 25% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $4,100 per year for state residents ($8,600 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
25%Delgado Community CollegeNew Orleans, LA24,000
11%Nunez Community CollegeChalmette, LA4,000

Community Colleges in Baton Rouge

We have ranked the community colleges in the Baton Rouge area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, LA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.mybrcc.edu

Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
  • 46% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $4,300 per year for state residents ($8,500 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Baton Rouge

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
46%Acadian Campus - Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge, LA3,000
40%River Parishes Community CollegeGonzales, LA3,000
5%Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge, LA12,000

Community Colleges in Shreveport, Bossier City

We have ranked the community colleges in the Shreveport and Bossier City area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Minden, LA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.nwltc.edu

Northwest Louisiana Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Minden and surrounding areas
  • 49% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $3,000 per year for state residents ($7,800 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Shreveport and Bossier City

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
49%Northwest Louisiana Technical CollegeMinden, LA5,000
26%Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City, LA12,000
16%Southern University at ShreveportShreveport, LA4,000

Community Colleges in Lafayette

We have ranked the community colleges in the Lafayette area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Louisiana State University - Eunice in Eunice, LA ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.lsue.edu

Louisiana State University - Eunice Highlights

  • Serving students from Eunice and surrounding areas
  • 58% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $4,000 per year for state residents ($9,700 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Lafayette

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
58%Louisiana State University - EuniceEunice, LA3,000
16%South Louisiana Community CollegeLafayette, LA9,000

Other Community Colleges in Louisiana

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Louisiana that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

RateInstitution NameLocationEnrollment
60%Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria CampusAlexandria, LA3,000
54%South Central Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial CampusMorgan City, LA8,000
41%Northshore Technical Community College - SullivanBogalusa, LA4,000
34%Sowela Technical Community CollegeLake Charles, LA5,000
21%L E Fletcher Technical Community CollegeSchriever, LA4,000
11%Monroe, LA5,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.