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How Well Is River Parishes Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

River Parishes Community College was awarded 82 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is industrial production technology.

Overall Quality

River Parishes Community College landed the #1,086 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.

River Parishes Community College also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into River Parishes Community College?

Acceptance Rate

River Parishes Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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River Parishes Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At River Parishes Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 24 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at River Parishes Community College is 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at River Parishes Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At River Parishes Community College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100
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River Parishes Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,755 undergraduates at River Parishes Community College with 1,284 being full-time and 1,471 being part-time.

How Much Does River Parishes Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of River Parishes Community College is $9,418. 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 River Parishes Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,419 $8,534 $12,340 $12,783 $13,306

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 River Parishes Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At River Parishes Community College, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,901 a year. That adds up to $23,604 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at River Parishes Community College is 15.8%. 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 River Parishes Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from River Parishes Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $27,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 31% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College is a public institution located in Gonzales, Louisiana. The rural area surrounding River Parishes Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for River Parishes Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 925 West Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-743-8500
Website: www.rpcc.edu/

River Parishes Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at River Parishes Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,594 students took at least one online class at River Parishes Community College. This is an increase from the 225 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,594 737
2018-2019 225 3
2017-2018 798 194
2016-2017 723 350
2015-2016 196 102

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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.

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