River Parishes Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,335
2022 Average Net Price
$8,359
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.4%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,339
49.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.9%
136 Graduates

About

River Parishes Community College is a higher education institution located in Ascension Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at River Parishes Community College were General Studies (179 degrees awarded), Other Industrial Production Technology (66 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 degrees).

In 2022, 672 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at River Parishes Community College. 44.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (372 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,777 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at River Parishes Community College is $3,335, which is $−4,777 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,359.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending River Parishes Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,335
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College was $3,335. The cost of tuition at River Parishes Community College is $−4,777 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,359
2022 Value
2.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 River Parishes Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,359. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of River Parishes Community College grew by 2.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,932
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at River Parishes Community College was of $9,932 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at River Parishes Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 34.1% with respect to 2021, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.4%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at River Parishes Community College was 1.4%, which represents 6 out of the 428 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

River Parishes Community College had a total enrollment of 2,339 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,160 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,179. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.2% White, 37.1% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Two or More Races, 1.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.599% Asian, and 0.513% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at River Parishes Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.2%) and White Female (17.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at River Parishes Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,339 students. The full-time enrollment at River Parishes Community College is 1,160 and the part-time enrollment is 1,179. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at River Parishes Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at River Parishes Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), River Parishes Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,057 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    868 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    125 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at River Parishes Community College is 45.2% White, 37.1% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Two or More Races, 1.07% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.599% Asian, and 0.513% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 200 students (8.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 fewer women than men received degrees from River Parishes Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at River Parishes Community College is white (372 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at River Parishes Community College is General Studies (179 degrees awarded), followed by Other Industrial Production Technology (66 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at River Parishes Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (277 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,609,906 people), Registered nurses (1,442,036 people), Secondary school teachers (454,834 people), Education administrators (267,223 people), and Special education teachers (196,158 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (277 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (21 degrees), Precision Production (3 degrees), and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (277 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (21 degrees), Precision Production (3 degrees), and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,909,491 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,598,232 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,278 people), Outpatient care centers (285,005 people), and Offices of physicians (229,914 people).

The most specialized majors at River Parishes Community College are Engineering Technologies (303 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (277 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (21 degrees), Precision Production (3 degrees), and Health (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by River Parishes Community College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at River Parishes Community College was Other Industrial Production Technology with 111 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

370
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
302
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 370 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 143 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College in Other Industrial Production Technology, which is 4.21 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at River Parishes Community College in General Studies, which is 2.21 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from River Parishes Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at River Parishes Community College is Male and Two or More Races (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.47% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    372 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at River Parishes Community College is white (372 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

11.9% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    254 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    118 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at River Parishes Community College is white male (254 degrees awarded). There were 2.15 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (118 degrees).

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Operations

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $821k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.26%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, River Parishes Community College had a total salary expenditure of 22.3M. River Parishes Community College employs 38 Instructors, 7 Professors and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at River Parishes Community College are Female Instructor (21), Male Instructor (17), and Female Professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 26 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Endowment

$821k
2022 Endowment
28.1%
growth from 2021

River Parishes Community College has an endowment valued at about $821k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of River Parishes Community College grew 28.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.39M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.4M
2022 Salaries
7.47%
growth from 2021

In 2022, River Parishes Community College paid a median of $8.4M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($22.3M) and a 7.47% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.12M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, River Parishes Community College paid a total of $3.12M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Instructor with 38 employees, Professor with 7 employees, and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at River Parishes Community College were Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at River Parishes Community College was Female Instructor with 21 employees, Male Instructor with 17 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

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