Bossier Parish Community College, located in Bossier City, Louisiana, was established in 1067 by the state as a pilot program to test the feasibility of such institutions and whether they should be constructed throughout the state. Throughout the school's history the school has grown and expanded, providing residents with increased resources and opportunities. The school became a degree granting institution in 1979, expanding its program offerings over the next three decades. The school is dedicated to offering students and residents the best educational resources possible, updating and adding services, programs and facilities as needed to ensure that the needs of the modern student are met.
Bossier Parish Community College provides over forty career training and academic transfer programs. These programs are designed to meet the needs of the community and assist students in achieving their goals. Career training programs provide the skills and training necessary to perform as professionals in a given field. These programs take between one and two years to complete and result in either an associate degree or certificate. Students may pursue employment at the entry level after graduation. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. Individuals are advised to meet with a counselor to plan the curriculum that best fulfills the transfer requirements of the school or school's desired.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Bossier Parish Community College is a public two year open enrollment institution. Student fulfilling the minimum requirements for admission may enroll through the submission of the application for admission. Students should provide transcripts and test scores. Some students may be required to take a placement exam to ensure they meet minimum general education requirements for registration. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor prior to the start of their first semester to outline goals and curriculum. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester, with tuition fees due shortly after registration is completed.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), used by postsecondary institutions to identify a student's financial situation and make judgments regarding need, program eligibility and awards. Due to national regulations students may be selected to provide additional information to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year as a result of the changing financial circumstances of a given student and his or her family from year to year.
Clubs and Organizations
BPCC is home to a large number of school sponsored clubs and organizations. Such clubs and organizations focus on a variety of interests, themes and topics. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the clubs, allowing for an exchange of ideas, the development of new or existing interests, or the ability to participate in events and meetings with fellow students to accomplish goals outlined by the club. Students may develop a variety of skills useful in the workplace, such as leadership, socializing, punctuality and teamwork. Additionally, students may find themselves active in regards to social issues or the strengthening of cultural identities based on the type of club, which may be a rewarding experience in it of itself.
Clubs and organizations include:
- Cyber Club
- Maroon jackets
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- Cavalier Players Drama Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 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
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,300-$4,000
- Out-of-State: $7,800-$9,414
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $190-$230 per unit
- Out-of-State: $390-$470 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$5,922|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$6,184|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Bossier Parish Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Louisiana.
|Bossier Parish Community College||Bossier Parish||Louisiana|
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)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Louisiana
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2011)
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 Bossier Parish 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bossier Parish Community College.
- Southern University at Shreveport in Shreveport, LA (10 miles away)
- Panola College in Carthage, TX (49 miles away)
- Texarkana College in Texarkana, TX (67 miles away)
- South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, AR (74 miles away)
- University of Arkansas Community College - Hope in Hope, AR (77 miles away)