Louisiana’s two-year colleges with the lowest graduation rates

Delgado Community College’s graduate rate is 5 percent.

It was one of Louisiana’s two-year colleges recording the lowest graduation rates in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.

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 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 worst graduation rates

Rank School City Enrollment Graduation rate
1 Delgado Community College New Orleans 15,110 5%
2 Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport 3,240 9%
3 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City 6,714 10%
4 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge 7,297 11%
5 Louisiana State University-Eunice Eunice 2,906 11%
6 Nunez Community College Chalmette 2,586 15%
7 River Parishes Community College Gonzales 1,980 18%
8 Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever 2,063 24%
9 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe 3,242 27%
10 Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy Shreveport 14 30%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This article was first published by Watchdog.org newswire.

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