Public 2 Year

River Parishes Community College

Sorrento, Louisiana

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River Parishes Community College overview
Location Sorrento, Louisiana
Online rpcc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
River Parishes Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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River Parishes Community College (RPCC), located in Sorrento, Louisiana, is a public two-year institution that offers a wide range of associate degree programs, technical diplomas, and certificate programs. Founded in 1999, RPCC serves the river parishes of the greater Baton Rouge area and focuses on providing accessible education and vocational training. The college's main campus features a contemporary layout with facilities designed to support both academic and technical education. Although RPCC does not provide on-campus student housing, it creates a commuter-friendly experience with resources aimed at aiding non-residential students. With open admissions, RPCC is accessible to all applicants who hold a high school diploma or equivalent. RPCC is recognized for its strong programs in process technology, instrumentation, and industrial maintenance, aligning with the local industries' workforce demands. The college does not have an emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, instead prioritizing academic and trade pursuits to meet the educational needs of its student body and the regional labor market.

River Parishes Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,160 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,179 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,335 plus fees of $744.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for River Parishes Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$744
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,468
Budget for Other Expenses$5,470
Total One Year Cost$21,317

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by River Parishes Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 41%
Engineering Technology 22%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 15%
Precision Production Trades 9%
Business 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=436304 IPEDS survey data for River Parishes Community College.

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Last updated February 24, 2024