BPCC enrolls record number of students

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 4:48pm

Bossier Parish Community College’s Fall 2012 enrollment reached 7,900 students, an increase of 11.63% over Fall 2011. For the 4th fall semester in a row, BPCC has reached its highest enrollment in the school’s 45-year history.

Chancellor Jim Henderson attributes the enrollment increase to a number of factors. “"As we continue to invest in programs that meet employer needs and student demands, our growth will only accelerate. This market can easily support a BPCC student population of 10,000."

Based on 14th class day credit enrollment figures, BPCC’s enrollment increased 823 students from Fall 2011.

Henderson adds, "Even more exciting: our growth in the number of graduates outpaces the 70% growth in enrollment over the past four years. These successful students have a competitive advantage whether they enter the job market or continue their education."

Some of the College’s latest accolades which attest to how BPCC graduates have this competitive advantage include:

  • NURSING: 100% of BPCC’s first nursing class passed the National Council on Licensure Exam on their first attempt!
  • CYBER SECURITY: BPCC has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. BPCC is one of only 13 schools across the nation that has been awarded this honor.
  • DEBATE: BPCC Debate Team captured its second consecutive national championship at the International Public Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament. The team earned the honor of Season-Long Community College National Champions.
  • PERFORMING ARTS: BPCC’s Theatre Program’s productions of the psychological drama, Echoes, and the musical, The Spitfire Grill, were honored with awards at the Louisiana Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Both Echoes and Spitfire Grill won a top honor of “Respondent’s Choice Award.”

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