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South Louisiana Community College Overview

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, South Louisiana Community College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is South Louisiana Community College Known For?

1,910 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at South Louisiana Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.

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South Louisiana 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.

South Louisiana Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#61 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular 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 South Louisiana Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Nuclear & Radiological Technicians Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Science Technologies / Technicians Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is South Louisiana Community College?

Location of South Louisiana Community College

Contact details for South Louisiana Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506-4109
Phone: 337-521-9000
Website: https://www.solacc.edu/

How Do I Get Into South Louisiana Community College?

You can apply to South Louisiana Community College online at: https://www.solacc.edu/admissions/apply-now

South Louisiana Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford South Louisiana Community College?

42% Take Out Loans
25.1% 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 South Louisiana Community College, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $5,224 a year. That adds up to $20,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South Louisiana Community College is 25.1%. 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.

South Louisiana Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,634 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,698 undergraduate students at South Louisiana Community College, with 3,634 being full-time and 3,064 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  South Louisiana Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,634 full-time undergraduates at South Louisiana Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  South Louisiana Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Louisiana Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of South Louisiana Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 53
Black or African American 1,128
Hispanic or Latino 194
White 1,876
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 331

Over 23 countries are represented at South Louisiana Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Indonesia, Nigeria, and Jordan.

Online Learning at South Louisiana Community College

298 Took All Classes Online
1,095 Took At Least One Class Online
29.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 10th 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 South Louisiana Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Louisiana Community College was 29.4%. This is the #709 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at South Louisiana Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 25%
General Business/Commerce 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at South Louisiana Community College 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 South Louisiana Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #84
Liberal Arts General Studies #84

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%.

South Louisiana 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 0 206 159 365
Precision Metal Working 151 0 88 239
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 113 7 53 173
General Business/Commerce 0 158 0 158
Allied Health Professions 0 21 131 152
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 113 113
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 32 15 25 72
Computer Systems Networking 27 31 13 71
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 39 0 25 64
Culinary Arts 40 11 11 62
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 32 0 16 48
Computer Programming 36 11 0 47
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 20 19 4 43
Mining & Petroleum Technology 28 0 7 35
Nursing 0 34 0 34
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 15 0 18 33
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 32 32
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 0 32 32
Computer Software & Applications 0 14 17 31
Industrial Production Technology 0 30 0 30
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 16 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 0 16
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 14 0 14
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 7 11
Cosmetology 0 0 8 8
Air Transportation 0 4 0 4
Marine Transportation 4 0 0 4
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 537 614 759 1,910

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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