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Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges Response to HCR 69


I. Institutional/Student Profile
Admissions Standards
Number Students Admitted
Percent of Students of Students Admitted
Number of Residents
Number of Non-resident
Average ACT Score
Cost of Attendance (tuition/fees)
Average Student Loan Amount
Percent on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Award
Campus Crime Statistics
College Navigator – River Parishes Community College
II. Student/Faculty Engagement
Percent of developmental classes taught by full-time faculty Fall 2020: 67%; Spring 2021: 62.2%
Average teaching load by discipline The load for faculty teaching courses for transfer degree programs is 15 credit hours, and the load for faculty teaching technical/vocational courses is 30 clock hours.
Average credit hours taught per FTE faculty 15
Number of type of general education courses required degree programs Click here for data
Transfer criteria Open admissions policy
Process for evaluating program effectiveness RPCC Assessment Handbook (need link)
Explanation of student outcomes for each program RPCC Assessment Handbook (need link)
Satisfactory academic progress definition Satisfactory academic progress is defined as having a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average and completion of 67% of all courses attempted. Additionally, a student cannot have attempted more than 150% of the hours needed to complete a regular degree program as defined by the college.
Percent of full-time faculty who possess the highest degree possible in their given fields

Faculty teaching courses for transfer degree programs: 33%

Faculty teaching courses for technical/vocational programs: 25 % 

III. Academic Achievement
Freshman to Sophomore Retention (Same as first to Second year retention rates, TCs should use Fall to Spring retention rates) 62%
Graduation Rates (Use IPEDS GRAD Rates) The overall graduation rate for first-time, full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students who completed degrees within 150% of “normal time” was 10% for students who began their studies in fall 2008.
These graduation rates can be found by clicking on the “Retention and Graduation Rates” tab on College Navigator’s profile page for River Parishes Community College.
Percent of Students taking Remedial Courses Fall 2020 18.9% and Spring 2021 16.2%
Average Time to Degree Associate degrees: 2.8 years for first-time freshmen, 5.9 years for transfer students, and 5.3 years for all students; Certificates
Average Scores on outcome assessments (grad school admissions tests, licensure exams) Data forthcoming
Admission Rates into Grad programs NA
Job placement rates by discipline Data forthcoming
IV. Institutional Efficiency/Fiscal Conditions
Percent of budget spent on:
Instruction 45.2%
Public Service 0%
Academic Support** 7.1%
Student Services 14.2%
Institutional Services 18.2%
Scholarships/Fellowships 0.0%
Plant Operations/Maintenance 13.2%
Total E&G Expenditures 97.9%
Transfers out of agency 2.1%
Athletics 0.0%
Ratio of administrative staff to total staff 6.5%
Classroom and Lab space utilization BOR Facilities Report
General fund appropriations (including ARRA) per in-state full-time equivalent student $4,021
Total Expenditures per full-time equivalent student $11,297
FY 12 Annual Student FTE 1,261
Total FY 12 Actual budget $14,245,103
FY 12 State Funds $5,069,902

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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