Louisiana’s Community Colleges Look to Thwart Declining Enrollment

Enrollment at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System declined 14% over a five-year period ending in 2021, though revenue increased $59.8 million thanks mainly to $100.6 million in federal aid, the Louisiana legislative auditor reports

Declining community college enrollment could be a worrisome trend for the Capital Region’s workforce, though a system official says enrollment recently has been trending higher. 

Baton Rouge Community College reported a $40.6 million operating loss during the fiscal year that ended June 30 and ended the year with a net position of $10.2 million in the hole. Gonzales-based River Parishes Community College had a $14.6 million operating loss and a net position of $1.5 million. 

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