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SLCC Among Top 20 Fastest Growing Colleges in US

SLCC Among Top 20 Fastest Growing Colleges in US

South Louisiana Community College is among the fastest growing colleges that award associate degrees in the country. That’s according to the latest edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac.

The Chronicle – the premier publication dedicated to college and university news across the nation – publishes this ranking plus others each year in its Almanac. This year’s rankings considered enrollments from 2006 to 2016.

SLCC is ranked 10 out of 20 fastest growing colleges, with SLCC’s for-credit enrollment growing from 2,424 students in 2006 and to 6,396 students in 2016. That’s a 163.9 percent increase.

When students in the college’s non-credit – short-term training – programs are factored in, SLCC serves 15,000 students annually.  

“With nine campuses in our region, SLCC is able to bring college programs to area hometowns. Our students are able to study close to where they live and work,” said Dr. Natalie Harder, SLCC Chancellor. “I believe the enrollment increase reflected in this ranking is indicative of area residents taking advantage of our offerings and following their dreams of earning a college degree.”

Earlier this year, SLCC acquired the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City along with Marine and Corporate Training Center in Houma. The college also saw a 20 percent increase in enrollment this summer. This includes a 150 percent growth in online courses.

In addition, the college has a number of articulation agreements with universities across the state that allow SLCC students to smoothly transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree.

“We’re seeing an increasing number of students eager to get ahead. This includes both those that want to continue their college journey to a four-year degree and those that want short-term training that gets them quickly into the workforce,” said Harder. “We also have a commitment to our communities to offer programs that lead to high-wage, high-demand careers that can sustain our students’ families and fill our region’s workforce needs.”


South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 15,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.     

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SLCC will excel in providing innovative educational solutions to empower learners. Know and know how at SLCC; a great place to work and learn.

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South Louisiana Community College's mission is to transform and enrich the lives of individuals and communities. SLCC commits to providing skills and knowledge through a dynamic learning environment where students realize their potential, compete in today's global economy and perpetuate to solve the complex problems of tomorrow.


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Acadia Parish

Acadian Campus

1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. 
Crowley, LA 70526
(337) 788-7521

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Evangeline Parish

C.B. Coreil Campus

1124 Vocational Dr.
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-2197


Iberia Parish

New Iberia Campus

908 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
P: (337) 373-0185

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International School of Aviation Excellence 

1113 Vortex Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: (337) 373-0106

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Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Campus

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-9000

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St. Landry Parish

T.H. Harris Campus

332 East South St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
P: (337) 943-1518

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St. Martin Parish

Evangeline Campus

6305 Main Highway
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 394-2750

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St. Mary Parish

Franklin Campus

1013 Perret St.
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 413-8146

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Young Memorial Campus

900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA 70380
P: (985) 380-2957

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Terrebonne Parish

Maritime and Corporate Training Center

331 Dickson Road
Houma, LA 70363
(985) 372-6247

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Vermilion Parish

Gulf Area Campus

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
P: (337) 893-4984

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