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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?

2,474 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at BRCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 46% of the faculty were full-time.

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Baton Rouge Community College Rankings

BRCC is ranked #4 out of 35 schools in Louisiana.

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Business & Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Agriculture Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Industrial Production Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards BRCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Construction Management Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#2 Best Construction Management Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#14 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#22 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#127 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into BRCC?

You can apply to BRCC online at:

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?

32% Take Out Loans
17.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BRCC, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $5,256 a year. That adds up to $21,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BRCC is 17.1%. 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

3,318 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,376 undergraduate students at BRCC, with 3,318 being full-time and 4,058 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,318 full-time undergraduates at BRCC, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 1,362
Hispanic or Latino 154
White 1,395
International Students 122
Other Races/Ethnicities 237

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

6,712 Took All Classes Online
6,839 Took At Least One Class Online
130.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,839 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of BRCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baton Rouge Community College was 130.9%. This is the #361 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
General Business/Commerce 2%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 36%
Liberal Arts General Studies 36%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BRCC ranks compared to all other mostly 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 #22
General Business/Commerce #49
Accounting #77
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #121
Liberal Arts General Studies #121
Business, Management & Marketing #307

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 Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 156 1,247 1,403
Precision Metal Working 0 329 329
General Business/Commerce 67 61 128
Carpentry 0 73 73
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9 57 66
Nursing 46 0 46
Horticulture 0 44 44
Construction Management 37 0 37
Allied Health Professions 30 5 35
Culinary Arts 0 35 35
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 0 33
Industrial Production Technology 31 0 31
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 29 29
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 29 29
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 25 25
Legal Support Services 21 0 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 15 0 15
Business Administration & Management 0 14 14
Computer Science 11 0 11
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 10 10
Accounting 0 8 8
General Engineering 8 0 8
Human Development & Family Studies 6 2 8
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 8 0 8
Cosmetology 0 7 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 6
Computer Systems Networking 0 5 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 4
General Education 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 2
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 1 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Leatherworking & Upholstery 0 0 0
TOTAL 485 1,989 2,474


*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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