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6220 East Texas
Bossier City, LA 71111-6922
p. 318-678-6000
w. www.bpcc.edu

Bossier Parish Community College

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Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is a two-year community college in Bossier City. From its humble beginnings of just over 100 students and five faculty members to today, with over 5,000 students enrolled each semester, the college has always maintained its interest in advancing student’s education while preparing them to enter the working world.

Originally established in 1967 by the Louisiana State Legislature, BPCC offers both academic and non-academic courses. Students roaming the halls are just as likely to be on their way to The Northwest Louisiana Police Academy as they are to be headed to computer drafting and design classes. Those students who are working towards academic courses culminating in a degree can transfer that degree to four-year colleges, and many students do opt to continue their course of studies at a four-year institution in the state of Louisiana.


Academics are split into divisions: Accelerated Learning, Behavioral and Social Science, Business and Computer Science, Telecommunications, Science and Allied Health, Cyber Information Technology, Learning Research, and Mathematics and Technical Education. And of course, for those who are interested in pursuing a traditional academic path of study, there is a Liberal Arts department. The Accelerated Learning department is of particular interest to those non-traditional students who are going back to school interested in earning a degree, but also working and thus with less time to spend in class. Three different fast-track programs allow students to finish their college degree, making things a lot easier on working adults.

Students can earn a number of degrees, including associate degrees in Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, General Studies, and Computer Drafting and Design. The largest department on campus is the Science and Allied Health department, with the opportunity for students to choose from 16 programs. Five are technical competency areas, two are technical diplomas, six are associate degrees, and three are certificates of technical studies. Certificates of Technical Studies can also be obtained in Culinary Arts and Legal Secretary.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admissions are non-competitive.Students can download the application from the school’s web site or pick it up in person from its admissions office. Students should also provide proof of their GED or high school diploma, as well as information on any other college course they might have taken. Students can apply for either the fall or spring semester, or they can look into any number of the accelerated or special evening programs available.

There are a number of non-academic courses offered, as well as academic courses during regular hours and evenings and weekends as well. Any questions about applying can be directed towards those working in the office of admissions.

Financial Aid

To determine eligibility for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) each year. Most students receive some type of assistance, whether through the school’s scholarship program, work-study job, or federal grants and loans.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3956th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Louisiana.


Student groups and organizations on campus include the Debate Club, the Concert Choir, the Gospel Choir, Telecommunications Club, and the Ladies in Gold Danceline.

Student resources include a Learning Center where students can seek extra help in their classes, a library with an extensive collection of academic and non-academic books, and the Technology Resource Center, which offers students assistance with their technological needs.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Cavaliers are a popular part of the college community, with the men’s basketball team frequently playing before a packed house. The school also has a men’s baseball program as well as a softball team, the sole option in the women’s athletic program.

Information Summary

Ranks 74th in Louisiana and 3147th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

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

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bossier City, LA 71111-6922
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population31,060 (29,363 urban / 1,697 rural)
Households11,955 (2.54 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,432
Families8,177 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District2204

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4188th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,656 $2,656 $6,205
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $636 $636 $636
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $165 $165 $313
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 $4,492 $4,492 $8,041
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,907 $16,907 $20,456
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,058 $8,058 $11,607

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,652 $2,911 $2,652 $2,911 $5,460 $6,137
  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 $8,642
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,435 $3,566
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,435 $3,566

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 1 267 211 7 7 661 14 1,183
Accounting 2 2
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 1
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other 17 16 43 2 78
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Business Administration and Management, General 1 21 11 22 55
Business/Commerce, General 25 12 1 60 1 101
Child Care Provider/Assistant 4 1 5 10
Computer Programming, Other 3 1 4
Computer Software Technology/Technician 3 6 8 17
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 2 2
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 3 4 13 22
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2 9 13
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 17 14 1 23 1 56
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 8 5 1 11 1 26
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 7 1 13 21
Education, General 1 5 6
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 9 3 1 11 25
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 6 9
Engineering, General 1 1 2
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 1 4 6
General Studies 53 56 3 3 171 2 292
Graphic Design 1 1 1 3
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 7 2 1 4 14
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 1 1 3
Industrial Technology/Technician 4 3 4 11
Information Science/Studies 7 6 11 24
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 2 4 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 1 7 10
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 4 1 10 15
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 4 1 9 14
Medical/Clinical Assistant 9 3 26 38
Music Management 1 1
Music, General 2 1 5 8
Natural Sciences 12 12 34 59
Network and System Administration/Administrator 1 1 2
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3 3 11 17
Petroleum Technology/Technician 7 10 2 21
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 7 7 1 16 31
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 4 4 13 1 22
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 17 18
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 6 3 9 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8 10 24 43
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 1 1 18 4 26
Surgical Technology/Technologist 3 4 5 12
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1 3 4 8
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 3 3
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 3 3 6
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 2 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4047th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $44,316 ($42,967 male / $57,044 female)
Number of FT Faculty 143 (55 male / 88 female)
Number of PT Faculty 303
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $4,191,463

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