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BRCC Demographics & Diversity

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at BRCC are predominantly Black with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Baton Rouge Community College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Baton Rouge Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 40%
Black 44%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 47% more female students than male students enrolled at Baton Rouge Community College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BRCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Baton Rouge Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Baton Rouge Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,339
Women 4,903

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

BRCC serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Baton Rouge Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,497 per year

64% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
8,242
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.3%
Part time Undergrads 45.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=437103 IPEDS survey data for Baton Rouge Community College.