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Baton Rouge Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Baton Rouge Community College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors BRCC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Baton Rouge Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Baton Rouge Community College was awarded 94 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is construction management.

Overall Quality

BRCC landed the #1,648 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

BRCC also holds the #16 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BRCC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Baton Rouge Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Baton Rouge Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Baton Rouge Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Baton Rouge Community College is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Baton Rouge Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 48% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Baton Rouge Community College. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100
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Baton Rouge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,376 undergraduates at BRCC with 3,318 being full-time and 4,058 being part-time.

How Much Does Baton Rouge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BRCC is $9,111. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BRCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,094 $8,876 $11,377 $13,317 $13,512

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BRCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BRCC, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $5,256 a year. That adds up to $21,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BRCC is 17.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do BRCC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BRCC make around $30,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 23% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College is a public institution situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for BRCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 866-217-9823
Website: www.mybrcc.edu/

Baton Rouge Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Baton Rouge Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BRCC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 6,839 students took at least one online class at Baton Rouge Community College. This is an increase from the 4,616 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,839 6,712
2018-2019 4,616 1,228
2017-2018 3,817 935
2016-2017 1,790 657
2015-2016 1,893 635

Learn more about online learning at Baton Rouge Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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