Baton Rouge Community College has the lowest graduation rate in the state

Baton Rouge Community College was among the 10 colleges and universities in Louisiana with the lowest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.

The school recorded an 8 percent graduation rate.

The analysis is based on numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education. The NCES provides the most current data on graduation rates, pricing, enrollment and accreditation at more than 7,000 post-secondary campuses. It is available through the NCES Web portal, College Navigator.

The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools and fall 2013 at two-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. Those time periods reflect 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.

Louisiana schools with the lowest graduation rates

Rank School City Enrollment Graduation rate
1 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge 7,297 8%
2 Delgado Community College New Orleans 15,110 11%
3 Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport 3,240 11%
4 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City 6,714 12%
5 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe 3,242 12%
6 University of Phoenix-Louisiana Baton Rouge 171 14%
7 River Parishes Community College Gonzales 1,980 15%
8 Louisiana State University-Eunice Eunice 2,906 16%
9 Nunez Community College Chalmette 2,586 16%
10 Southern University at New Orleans New Orleans 2,430 16%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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