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Baton Rouge Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Baton Rouge Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Baton Rouge Community College Ranked?

2021 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 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BRCC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baton Rouge Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 45% 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  45 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at BRCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,116 undergraduates at BRCC with 3,832 being full-time and 4,284 being part-time.

BRCC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

BRCC scored 51.72 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.72 out of 100
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How Much Does Baton Rouge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BRCC is $8,768. 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 +
$7,845 $8,622 $11,404 $12,770 $13,198

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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,272 a year. That adds up to $21,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BRCC is 17.9%. 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

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 2017-2018, 3,817 students took at least one online class at Baton Rouge Community College. This is an increase from the 1,790 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,817 935
2016-2017 1,790 657
2015-2016 1,893 635
2014-2015 1,507 392
2013-2014 1,498 369

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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