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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas


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 2015: 61.08%; Spring 2016: 65.50%
Average teaching load by discipline The load for faculty teaching courses is 15 credit hours.
Average credit hours taught per FTE faculty 10.61
Number of type of general education courses required degree programs Click here for data
Transfer criteria Open admissions policy
Process for evaluating program effectiveness The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Assembly conduct a comprehensive degree program review every five years dating from the original Board of Regents degree approval date. The guidelines for this process are currently being updated and will be provided here as soon as it becomes available. Documents for the prior year can be found here.
Explanation of student outcomes for each program Documents outlining student outcomes are currently being updated. They will be posted here as soon as they become available. In the meantime, documents from the prior year can be found here.
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: %/Faculty teaching courses for technical/vocational programs: % –Data forthcoming.
III. Academic Achievement
Freshman to Sophomore Retention (Same as first to Second year retention rates, TCs should use Fall to Spring retention rates) 59%
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 AY: 15/16 – 13. 5%
Average Time to Degree Associate degrees: 3.0 years for first-time freshmen, 7.6 years for transfer students, and 5.5 years for all students; Certificates: 2.6 years for first-time freshmen, 6.9 for transfer students, and 5.0 years for all students
Average Scores on outcome assessments (grad school admissions tests, licensure exams) Click link for data.
Admission Rates into Grad programs NA
Job placement rates by discipline Data forthcoming.
IV. Institutional Efficiency/Fiscal Conditions
Percent of budget spent on:
Instruction 41.55%
Public Service 0%
Academic Support** 8.61%
Student Services 8.35%
Institutional Services 17.91%
Scholarships/Fellowships 13.57%
Plant Operations/Maintenance 8.38%
Total E&G Expenditures 98.36%
Transfers out of agency 1.64%
Athletics 0.0%
Ratio of administrative staff to total staff 2.7%
Classroom and Lab space utilization Click here for information.
General fund appropriations (including ARRA) per in-state full-time equivalent student $1,978
Total Expenditures per full-time equivalent student $4,816
FY 12 Annual Student FTE 1,674
Total FY 12 Actual budget $8,061,293
FY 12 State Funds $3,311,293