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Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision

As the premier post-secondary learning resource for the River Parishes, River Parishes Community College will be the destination of choice for education.

Mission 

River Parishes Community College is an open admission institution that partners with the communities and businesses of the river parishes region of Louisiana to provide workforce training, certificates, diplomas, and Associate Degrees.

Core College Initiatives

RPCC serves its constituents through the following Core College Initiatives. These Core College Initiatives are central to the College’s strategic planning and data are collected, reported, and are used in RPCC’s continuous improvement processes.

Student Success: Enhance the quality of academic instruction through a continued focus on student learning outcomes assessment; and, create campus environments that encourage better-quality learning experiences that reinforce the value of cultural and economic diversity, mutual respect, and each person’s ability to become a more productive Louisiana citizen.

Stakeholder Success: Strengthen mutually beneficial partnerships with secondary and other postsecondary institutions, business and industry, government agencies, economic development entities, and community-based organizations that leverage resources to expand educational opportunities for current and future students.

Financial Stewardship: Develop new funding streams through annual, major gifts and capital campaigns through the RPCC Foundation and successfully apply to appropriate federal, state, and private grant programs to significantly enhance the mission and vision of the College.

Internal Process: Attract, recruit, retain and support exemplary faculty and staff; effectively manage resources allocated by the State for capital and operational expenses to support the mission of the College; and, make effective use of new and emerging technology to improve teaching and learning in the College’s classrooms, laboratories, and telecommunication networks.

Organizational Capability: Attract, recruit, retain and support exemplary faculty and staff; effectively manage resources allocated by the State for capital and operational expenses to support the mission of the College; and, make effective use of new and emerging technology to improve teaching and learning in the College’s classrooms, laboratories, and telecommunication networks.

Core Values

The values at RPCC define the principles and standards that are most important to RPCC employees.

RPCC C.A.R.E.S. about your Future

The value of COLLABORATION occurs when we bring together our students, faculty and staff, community leaders and business and industry partners, and will leverage those relationships to build and improve our educational offerings to ensure that our for-credit and workforce offerings meet the needs of our diverse communities, students, and industries. 

The value of ACCOUNTABILITY occurs when we hold ourselves accountable to our students, our business and industry partners, our community leaders, and most importantly to ourselves to continually improve and innovate at every level to ensure that the courses offered are current and pertinent to the student’s and/or client’s goals. 

The value of RESPECT AND INCLUSION occurs when we believe that each individual adds value to our college, and we are better positioned to serve our students and communities because of our team’s diverse experiences, educational backgrounds, skills, ideas, races, ethnicities, and perspectives. We will be respectful of all and actively promote our culture that is inclusive to the full spectrum of humanity. 

The value of EXCELLENCE occurs when we focus on adding value to achieve intentional results through seeking continual improvement in processes, development of our faculty, staff and leaders and operating in a manner that is transparent and rewards integrity and innovation. 

The value of SUSTAINABILTY occurs when we are committed stewards of the human, fiscal, intellectual, and physical resources entrusted to us as we pursue innovations which foster sustainability of our resources allowing for growth and diversification of the college and its subsidiaries.

River Parishes Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of River Parishes Community College.

Take the next step

Accomplish your educational and professional goals. Take the next step and apply to join the River Parishes Community College family.

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

RPCC C.A.R.E.S.

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

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