Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year institution of higher education located in Bossier City, Louisiana. It was originally founded in 1967 by the Louisiana State Legislature as the "thirteenth" and "fourteenth" grades of Airline High School in Bossier City. It was given its present name in 1973. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

BPCC'S athletics department fields a large number of men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports like basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer. The college is a member of the National Junior College Association.The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Contacting Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas
Bossier City , LA 71111-6922
General Phone: (318) 678-6000

Bossier Parish Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts139general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Medical Support and Technology90medical assistant, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, phlebotomy
Media74recording arts tech
Business and Management61business
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and safety
Cooking and Culinary Arts22chef training
Computer Science and Engineering22computer programming courses, information science, web design, system administration, network management, computer security, webmastering, computer support
Therapy and Counseling20physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration15medical office assistant
Engineering Technician7industrial tech, construction engineering tech, drafting and design tech
Mechanics and Repair7industrial mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4EMT paramedic
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Law3legal secretary
Family and Social Work2food and nutrition, child care provider
Education and Teaching0education

Number of programs and degrees for Bossier Parish Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year506
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8611
Associate's degree35724
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years61

Bossier Parish Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bossier Parish Community College had a total enrollment of 4,986 students (3,596 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 29%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 25%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Bossier Parish Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 48 %

Bossier Parish Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bossier City, 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.

Bossier Parish Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,848
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,988
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Bossier Parish Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2055400)

Bossier Parish Community College Faculty

Bossier Parish Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track52
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1837

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*8$53,156
Associate professoracademic year12$51,92018$51,798
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,89814$44,190
Instructoracademic year19$36,72533$36,649
All faculty totalacademic year42$43,48473$43,640

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

Bossier Parish Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01616

Bossier Parish Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

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

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Bossier Parish Community College Apart:

% of degrees in media
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Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 8%Bossier Parish Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Bossier Parish Community College Number of students
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Bossier Parish Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Bossier Parish Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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 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
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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