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Baton Rouge Community College Overview

Baton Rouge Community College is a public institution situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Baton Rouge Community College Known For?

2,134 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at BRCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.

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Baton Rouge Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

BRCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BRCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Baton Rouge Community College?

Location of Baton Rouge Community College

Contact details for BRCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 866-217-9823

Baton Rouge Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Baton Rouge Community College?

28% Take Out Loans
17.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BRCC, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,272 a year. That adds up to $21,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BRCC is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Baton Rouge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,020 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,242 undergraduate students at BRCC, with 4,020 being full-time and 4,222 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BRCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,020 full-time undergraduates at BRCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BRCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Baton Rouge Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BRCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 75
Black or African American 1,812
Hispanic or Latino 164
White 1,545
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 339

Over 31 countries are represented at BRCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Angola, and Honduras.

Online Learning at Baton Rouge Community College

935 Took All Classes Online
3,817 Took At Least One Class Online
28.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,817 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BRCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of BRCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baton Rouge Community College was 28.5%. This is the #726 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BRCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BRCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 60%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BRCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BRCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #19
General Business/Commerce #38
Accounting #48
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #87
Liberal Arts General Studies #87
Business, Management & Marketing #249

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Baton Rouge Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 181 719 900
Precision Metal Working 1 0 371 372
General Business/Commerce 0 86 39 125
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 9 70 79
Culinary Arts 19 0 54 73
Carpentry 29 0 42 71
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 25 0 31 56
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 41 54
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 22 0 25 47
Nursing 0 46 0 46
Industrial Production Technology 0 39 0 39
Horticulture 12 0 26 38
Allied Health Professions 0 24 7 31
Construction Management 0 30 0 30
Human Development & Family Studies 0 9 15 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 24 0 24
Legal Support Services 0 17 0 17
Accounting 0 0 15 15
Computer Science 0 15 0 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 15 0 15
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 12 12
Cosmetology 1 0 10 11
General Education 0 9 0 9
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 8 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 7 7
Business Administration & Management 0 0 4 4
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 4 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
Leatherworking & Upholstery 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 109 533 1,492 2,134


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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