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River Parishes Community College Overview

Located in Gonzales, Louisiana, River Parishes Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding River Parishes Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is River Parishes Community College Known For?

1,291 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at River Parishes Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 43% of the faculty were full-time.

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River Parishes 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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at River Parishes Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is River Parishes Community College?

Location of River Parishes Community College

Contact details for River Parishes Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 925 West Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-743-8500
Website: www.rpcc.edu

How Do I Get Into River Parishes Community College?

You can apply to River Parishes Community College online at: www.rpcc.edu/admissions/applying-for-admission/apply-online/

As long as you submit the requested materials to River Parishes Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford River Parishes Community College?

39% Take Out Loans
15.7% 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 River Parishes Community College, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,859 a year. That adds up to $23,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at River Parishes Community College is 15.7%. 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.

River Parishes Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,555 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,470 undergraduate students at River Parishes Community College, with 1,555 being full-time and 1,915 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  River Parishes Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,555 full-time undergraduates at River Parishes Community College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  River Parishes Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of River Parishes Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of River Parishes Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 501
Hispanic or Latino 69
White 877
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 94

Online Learning at River Parishes Community College

194 Took All Classes Online
798 Took At Least One Class Online
49.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 798 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at River Parishes Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of River Parishes Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at River Parishes Community College was 49.7%. This is the #505 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at River Parishes Community College regardless of major.

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%.

River Parishes Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Industrial Production Technology 137 194 176 507
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 113 324 437
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 57 51 57 165
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 32 7 9 48
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 36 36
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 3 0 22 25
Precision Metal Working 8 0 13 21
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 5 13 18
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 2 9 13
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 12 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 4 4
General Education 0 3 0 3
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 2 2
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 239 375 677 1,291

References

*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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