Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, LA 71111
Reviews (1)

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is located in Bossier City, Louisiana. BPCC is a two-year institution that was established back in 1967. It currently serves over 7,000 students, offering them a very good variety of different academic areas of study. BPCC gives students many associate degree programs to take advantage of. There are many career-oriented options that will offer diplomas or technical certificates, too. This school even allows joint enrollment with Northwest Louisiana Technical College to make things even more convenient for students. It gives all of the students attending BPCC the best possible options to pursue their desired academic path.

BPCC is well known for its nursing program in the area, too. This school has an associate of science in nursing program that is very thorough. It provides all students with student-centered learning experiences that will teach them all of the necessary nursing skills they need to succeed.  Students will be simultaneously developing their nursing skills and their academic skills for the duration of this program. Aside from the traditional RN course, BPCC also offers students an LPN to RN transition track for those who qualify. All students will be given the right skills to succeed and traditionally perform very well on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,734
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate48%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 51
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1983 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
07/01/2011 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$200/credit
In State Students$200/credit
Out of State Students$395/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,000 $9,000 $17,775
ADN 70 $14,000 $14,000 $27,650
BSN 125 $25,000 $25,000 $49,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Bossier Parish Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 68% $4,823
Other Federal Grant 3% $886
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $2,295
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $3,837
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,496
Private Loans -- --

$8,771

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,880
$30,001 to $48,000$8,902
$48,001 to $75,000$11,767
$75,001 to $110,000$12,927
Over $110,000$13,003

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Student Population

6,734

Undergrads

0

Graduates

4,414

Women

2,320

Men

53%

Full-time

47%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
47%
Black/African American
40%
Hispanic
5%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Asian
1%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

Reviews (1)

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  • October 3, 2019

Program: Nursing ASN

I would recommend any of the other nursing school programs over BPCC. The rules are ever changing daily it seems. The director does whatever see feels like given that day. Some students has exceptions made for them and they are helped while others are wrongfully failed our over minute details. They are not concerned with teaching or developing quality nurses only with numbers and what fits into their perfect image. Many instructors and the director have God complexes. I would completely recommend Northwestern State University or Southern University over BPCC. It is a horrible experience and the program should be shut down or a new director appointed for a complete overhaul of how things are done.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.

Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas
Bossier City, LA 71111
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