Graduates earn 471 degrees, certificates from River Parishes Community College


About 45.6 percent of the 471 degrees and certificates handed out by River Parishes Community College in 2017-18 were to students in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Gonzales conferred 119 certificates and 96 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in general studies. Data shows the school gave out 119 certificates in general studies, followed by 55 associate's degrees in general studies, liberal arts and sciences, and other humanities and 51 certificates in "other" industrial production technologies/technicians.

The college enrolled 2,342 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
General Studies
41
119
160
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
55
-
55
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
96
119
215
45.6
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
46
51
97
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
18
26
44
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
19
25
44
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
83
102
185
39.3
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
21
21
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
21
21
4.5
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
14
14
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
-
-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
-
20
20
4.2
Welding Technology/Welder
-
15
15
Precision Production total
-
15
15
3.2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
5
9
14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
5
9
14
3
Education, General
1
-
1
Education total
1
-
1
0.2

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