River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, also known as RPCC, is a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. It was established in 1997 and is located in the Ascension Parish town of Sorrento, Louisiana, close to the Mississippi River. RPCC offers certificate and associate's degree programs in liberal arts, teaching, general science and general studies.

River Parishes Community College offers financial aid to eligible students. It offers tuition waivers to active National Guard members, Student Government Association officers and to students cross-enrolled at RPCC. It also participates in the Veteran's Affairs Educational benefit program. Eligible students can apply for Louisiana's TOPS Scholarship program from the RPCC.

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Contacting River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College
7384 John Leblanc Blvd
Sorrento , LA 70778
General Phone: (225) 675-8270

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River Parishes Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts56liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Education and Teaching1education

Number of programs and degrees for River Parishes Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree534
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years41

River Parishes Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, River Parishes Community College had a total enrollment of 1,163 students (669 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 35%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 31%
20-21 19%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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


River Parishes Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 21 %

River Parishes Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sorrento, 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.

River Parishes Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,946
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,684
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
River Parishes Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3789400)

River Parishes Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$52,791

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year5$44,8053$38,905
Instructoracademic year3$34,2805$36,247
All faculty totalacademic year9$41,8939$39,091

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

River Parishes Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Education, General

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

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River Parishes Community College Highlights

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What Sets River Parishes Community College Apart:

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