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201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
p. 225-216-8000
w. www.mybrcc.edu

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College Rating: 4.5/5 (22 votes)

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Located in the heart of metropolitan Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is a member of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS). Officially opened in 1998, BRCC offers associate degrees, diplomas, as well as certificate programs within the following areas of study: business & technology, liberal arts, math & science, and nursing & allied health. These degrees can transfer over to a traditional four-year college or university. Classrooms are modern with state-of-the-art equipment, in order to keep current with the technology used in the workforce after graduation. There is campus wide Wi-Fi and an impressive library.


BRCC offers associate degrees in the following:

  • Applied Science
  • Associate of Science
  • General Studies Associate
  • Liberal Arts Associate of Arts
  • Nursing Associate of Science

along with certificates in:

  • business technology
  • emergency management
  • general studies

The AA, AS, and AGS degrees are designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The AAS degree programs are geared toward students wanting to enter the workforce after two years of study. Some AAS degrees can be used to transfer as well, however, these programs do not provide full transfer, and therefore, additional classes may be necessary. All certificate programs provide students with defined work skills used for employment within two years of study.

There are also a number of concentrations in the following fields of study: general science—landscape management, general science—natural/physical sciences, general studies—entertainment technologies, general studies—global studies, general studies—liberal arts, general studies—studio arts, environmental technology, and engineering technology.

In addition, online classes are offered, continuing education for personal enrichment and training, and dual enrollment for high school students in the area. With the dual enrollment program, high school students can earn high school credits and college credits simultaneously, providing them with a jump start on their higher education.

BRCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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All students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent, are welcome to apply. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission, along with a $7 non-refundable application fee. Students may apply online, or download a paper application to be sent to the school directly.

In addition, prospective students should schedule an orientation, submit proof of immunization, and submit all transcripts (high school and prior college). Students should also register for group testing and advising, and apply for financial aid, if needed.

International students are asked to go to the school website for further instructions and requirements for admission.

Financial Aid

Several financial aid options are available to qualifying students, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs. All students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

Federal programs offered include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Student Loans, Work Study, as well as the Academic Competitiveness Grant. State aid programs are also available and include Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), Go Grant, Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (SLEAP), and the Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP). Other aid for American Indian students is provided, and for Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation. The school’s website provides detailed information about these programs, as well as other resource links and downloadable forms.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5307th for the average student loan amount.
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A wide variety of students including high school graduates, transfers, international students, high school students, transient students, as well as working adults and professionals attend this college. Students can expect smaller class sizes and better one-on-one attention from instructors.

Students have many opportunities to be involved in campus life, including 15 student clubs and organizations, intercollegiate sports, a variety of student events and activities, intramural sports, student government, and BRCC Today – the student newspaper, which is published monthly.

Other services and resources provided to students include disability services, academic advising and counseling, a testing center, and a library.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Bears compete in men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball intercollegiate sports teams. The teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region 23.

In addition, BRCCC offers intramural sports for students seeking competitive team sports on a recreational level.

Information Summary

Ranks 79th in Louisiana and 3335th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 3 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 3 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,460 0.63
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 64 0.03
Forcible Rape 51 0.02
Robbery 893 0.39
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,220 1.82
Larceny 7,946 3.43
Vehicle theft 500 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population27,591 (27,591 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,416 (2.13 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,616
Families6,340 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2206

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4080th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,550 $2,550 $6,606
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $816 $816 $816
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $115 $115 $300
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,566 $4,566 $8,622
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,509 $16,509 $20,565
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,030 $9,030 $13,086

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,832 $3,091 $2,832 $3,091 $6,120 $6,643
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,326 $7,459
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,435 $4,484
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,435 $4,464

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 77 18 10 184 71 368
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 1 1 9 7 20
Air Transportation, Other
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Business/Commerce, General 16 4 4 32 13 70
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 12 4 17
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 5 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 1 1 4 2 12
Construction Management 2 2 10 2 17
Criminal Justice/Police Science 11 4 1 17
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6 1 8
Education, General 1 1
Engineering, General 4 9 2 15
Flight Instructor
General Studies 9 3 11 5 29
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 8 2 1 17 6 35
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 1 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4 2 1 16 7 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 1 2 12 2 22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 1 28 17 53
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 2 5 1 8

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3617th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $48,469 ($47,404 male / $45,611 female)
Number of FT Faculty 149 (58 male / 91 female)
Number of PT Faculty 331
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $2,654,117

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