Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. BRCC is an open-admissions public community college that was established back in 1995. It boasts a 60-acre campus and currently serves around 8,000 students. This is a school that offers its students plenty of different options for seeking higher education. There are multiple associate degree programs, as well as diploma programs and certificate programs. Students will be able to pursue many different academic avenues when attending BRCC. The school is also well known for its athletics department which competes in the NJCAA Division 1.

BRCC is committed to training the future generation of nurses through their nursing program, too. This school does a good job of offering nursing students robust options while providing them with ample support throughout the program. Students will be able to pursue a diploma in practical nursing or they can choose to enroll in the associate degree in nursing program. There is also an LPN to RN fast track program to consider. The associate degree in nursing program is also designed to transfer easily over to a four-year university for those who wish to pursue a bachelor degree. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students7,908
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate45%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 24
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2004 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2010 - Current



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$135/credit
In State Students$135/credit
Out of State Students$305/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 $6,075 $6,075 $13,725
ADN 70 $9,450 $9,450 $21,350
BSN 125 $16,875 $16,875 $38,125
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, 78% of Baton Rouge 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 58% $4,956
Other Federal Grant 4% $372
State Grant & Scholarships 49% $927
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $2,736
Federal Student Loans 30% $4,908
Private Loans 1% $7,914


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$8,215
$30,001 to $48,000$8,732
$48,001 to $75,000$11,041
$75,001 to $110,000$13,127
Over $110,000$13,141

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Baton Rouge Community College
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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