Baton Rouge Community College


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.


Information Summary

Ranks 74th in Louisiana and 3240th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 47.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $5,521
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 26 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 52% / 32%
Enrollment Total (all students) 8,242


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.

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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.

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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.

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