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Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC)

201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

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Baton Rouge Community College, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, began operations in 1995 and opened its doors in 1998. The school formed as a result of the Justice Department's finding that racial segregation continued in Louisiana's post secondary education. A law suit followed resulting in two decades of legal battles. The settlement of the case called for the establishing of a community college which became BRCC. Since its establishment the school has grown, offering state of the art services and facilities for its students and expanding its educational offerings to meet the needs of the community. The college enrolls nearly 8000 students per year, with enrollment expected to increase in the future.

Academics

Baton Rouge Community College offers associate degrees and certificate programs for career and academic advancement. Academic programs fulfill the first two years of a four year education and allow for transfer to a four year university to pursue a bachelor's degree. Career and technical programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform successfully in a job based on their field of study. Graduates of such programs will be able to enter the workforce immediately. Certificate programs are generally shorter than associate degree programs, providing technical or career training minus the general education courses found in a degree curriculum.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Baton Rouge Community College is an open enrollment college, allowing anyone 18 years or older with proof of a high school diploma or GED the opportunity to pursue an education on the campus. Interested students must complete the application and submit all pertinent documents and transcripts to the school, after which a registration date will be given prior to the start of classes. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility and awards. Some students may require to submit verification information as a result of new policies regarding financial aid.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,900-$3,500
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,346
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $120-$140 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $320-$390 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$4,569
Receiving Student Loans32%$4,452
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Baton Rouge Community College may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how BRCC compares against other community colleges in East Baton Rouge Parish and community colleges in Louisiana as a whole.

 BRCCEast Baton Rouge ParishLouisiana
Graduation Rate4.7%22.8%17.1%
Transfer-out Rate-5.5%14.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Louisiana
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Baton Rouge Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    81%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    23:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $4,155