Ascension College

Overview of Ascension College

Gonzales, LA is home to Ascension. Gonzales is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Ascension go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in office and administration.

Ascension Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.

Student Body

The school has 186 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at Ascension are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Ascension College seeks to provide educational opportunities for students to develop the necessary skills, attitudes, knowledge, and ethics, which are the basic principles of sound business practice. Ascension College accepts the responsibility of providing opportunities for students to achieve academic excellence while acknowledging an obligation to maintain specialized training for specific employment in business, medical and dental occupations. In order to achieve these basic objectives of education and skills development; Ascension College strives to provide academic flexibility through the following goals: 1. Maintaining an effective instructor-student ratio in classes to facilitate effective learning. 2. Maintaining modern instructional aids and physical facilities. 3. Recognize that students are the most important part of our institution and educational system. 4. Develop an academic program and a classroom atmospere, which will permit students to achieve some degree of self-reliance, which will eventually lead to academic success. 5. Recognize that students in this institution have many demands upon their time and energy and to assist them in a realistic approach towards academic success. 6. Seeks to stimulate initiative and dedication in students, which will motivate them to study, practice and acquire the skills necessary to enter the business world and compete successfully. 7. Recognize the necessity and responsibility of building a foundation upon which the students will continue their education after they leave this institution. 8. Provide guidance and counseling concerning their occupational careers within their curriculum. 9. Provide graduate assistance for studetns seeking employment after completion of their program."

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Contacting Ascension

Ascension College
320 E Ascension St
Gonzales , LA 70737
General Phone: (225) 647-6609

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Ascension Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology80dental assistant, medical assistant
Office and Administration27administrative assistant
Medical Administration16medical office assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Ascension in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1234

Ascension Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ascension had a total enrollment of 186 students (266 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 32%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 27%
20-21 16%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%

Ascension Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 75%

Ascension Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Gonzales, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ascension Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Ascension Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Ascension participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3061400)

Ascension Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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What Sets Ascension Apart:

% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 6%Ascension % of degrees in office and administration
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Ascension Female % of student body

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