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River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College is an Associate's college with 3146 students located in Sorrento, LA.

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Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 3,146
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 28% Full Time / 72% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 52% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 57%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 35%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

General Studies (51%), Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other (20%), Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, Other (10%), Instrumentation Technology/Technician (4%), Drafting and Design Technology/Technician (4%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (3%)

Majors Offered

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices.

Job Opportunities:

Tax Preparers
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Brokerage Clerks
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Statistical Assistants
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Associates

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to generally apply technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications. Includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Civil Drafters
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.
Mechanical Drafters
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Drafters, All Other
All drafters not listed separately.

Any instructional program in industrial production technologies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Industrial Engineering Technicians
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing control and measurement systems and procedures. Includes instruction in instrumentation design and maintenance, calibration, design and production testing and scheduling, automated equipment functions, applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Dr. Joe Ben Welch
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 40
Student : Faculty Ratio 31 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 40 : 60
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Selectivity

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $7,112 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $6,697
$30K-$48K $7,313
$48K-$75K $10,511
$75K-$110K $11,500
$110K+ $11,895

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,656, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,656 Same as On-Campus
Fees $576 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,789
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $4,432 $13,221

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,339 Same as On-Campus
Fees $576 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,789
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $8,115 $16,904

Students Receiving Aid

81% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 44% $5,456
Federal Scholarships/Grants 52% $4,746
Institutional Grants 1% $2,684
Pell Grants 52% $4,746
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 28% $2,201
Student Loans 44% $5,456

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.rpcc.edu/financialaid.cfm.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.rpcc.edu/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

7% of students graduated in six years.

47% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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