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
|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