La. community colleges fare poorly in new ranking

If financial website is to be trusted, community colleges in Louisiana are some of the worst in the nation.

The site ranked 821 community colleges across the country using such criteria as cost and financing, education outcomes and career outcomes. Only one in the state — SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles — scored in the Top 50, coming in at No. 30. From there it’s a precipitous drop until we get to the next Bayou State community college on the list: River Parishes Community College in Gonzales at No. 222. Lafayette-based South Louisiana Community College comes in at a dismal 739, followed closely by LSU-Eunice (No. 742) and Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City (745.

Check out the full ranking here.