Baton Rouge Community College

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Baton Rouge Community College
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The Magnolia Library
Type Community College
Established June 28, 1995
Chancellor Dr. Myrtle E. B. Dorsey
Students approx. 8000
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Campus Baton Rouge
Colors Red, Black, and White
Mascot Bears
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Baton Rouge Community College, an open admissions, two-year post-secondary public community college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was established on June 28, 1995. The college settled into a permanent location in 1998. The 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus consists of six main buildings: Governors Building, Louisiana Building, Cypress Building, Bienvenue Student Center, the Magnolia Library and Performing Arts Pavilion, and the Bon Santé Health and Wellness Center. The college's current enrollment is more than 7,000 students. Along with former Senator John Breaux and Congresswoman Corrine Brown, former President Bill Clinton visited the college on February 8, 2008 to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the Louisiana 2008 Democratic primary,


The Louisiana Building

The Baton Rouge Community College offers collegiate and career education for: transfer to four-year colleges and universities, community education programs and services, lifelong learning, developmental education, distance learning, and workforce and continuing education programs. The curricular offerings include courses and programs leading to transfer credits, certificates and associate degrees.


Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) accepts graduates of a state-approved high school, individuals who have obtained the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years-of-age for admission. High school students at least 16 years-of-age can be admitted through concurrent enrollment, which allows them to register in a maximum of two college courses simultaneously with their high school courses.


The Baton Rouge Community College Bears compete in NJCAA Division 1 athletics in the following sports: Baseball, Basketball (Men's), and Basketball (Women's).

Former board members[edit]

  • William Daniel, former state representative for East Baton Rouge Parish

Notable people[edit]

  • Preston Denn, entrepreneur



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Coordinates: 30°26′56″N 91°8′8″W / 30.44889°N 91.13556°W / 30.44889; -91.13556