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

RankSchoolCityEnrollmentGraduation rate
1Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge7,2978%
2Delgado Community CollegeNew Orleans15,11011%
3Southern University at ShreveportShreveport3,24011%
4Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City6,71412%
5Louisiana Delta Community CollegeMonroe3,24212%
6University of Phoenix-LouisianaBaton Rouge17114%
7River Parishes Community CollegeGonzales1,98015%
8Louisiana State University-EuniceEunice2,90616%
9Nunez Community CollegeChalmette2,58616%
10Southern University at New OrleansNew Orleans2,43016%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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