Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College is a 2-year post-secondary public community college located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BRCC was established in June of 1995. Baton Rouge was finally established in a permanent location during 1998. The Baton Rouge Community College has an open-door admissions policy. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students annually and its campus is spread across an area of 60 acres.

BRCC offers programs and courses which lead to certificates, transfer credits and associate degrees. The college offers the following certificates and degrees:

  • A.S. in Business
  • Business Technology Associate of Applied Science
  • Business Technology Certificate of Applied Science
  • General Science Associate of Science
  • General Studies Associate in General Studies
  • Liberal Arts Associate of Arts
  • Process Technology Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

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Contacting Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge , LA 70806
General Phone: (225) 216-8000

Baton Rouge Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts205liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management58business
Engineering Technician56industrial production tech
Photography and Commercial Art2cinematography
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Education and Teaching0education
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and police, security and protective services

Number of programs and degrees for Baton Rouge Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31011
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years113

Baton Rouge Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Baton Rouge Community College had a total enrollment of 7,031 students (4,832 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 38%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 30%
20-21 23%
22-24 15%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Baton Rouge Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 45 %
Part-Time 35 %

Baton Rouge Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Baton Rouge, 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.

Baton Rouge Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,884
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,692
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Baton Rouge Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3730300)

Baton Rouge Community College Faculty

Baton Rouge Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*2*
Associate professoracademic year18$46,59127$48,023
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,70523$47,187
Instructoracademic year18$40,16431$39,192
All faculty totalacademic year47$44,69483$44,696

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Baton Rouge Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Protective Services, Other

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What Sets Baton Rouge Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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