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College Profile: Baton Rouge College

 
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Founded in 1981, Baton Rouge College (BRC) pioneered paralegal education in Louisiana and is currently the largest paralegal college in the state and the only college that specializes in paralegal training in Louisiana. BRC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a nationwide accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Regents for Colleges and Universities.

Since its inception, the school has developed several innovative curriculum concepts while it pays close attention to the needs and changes in the law profession. One of the most outstanding features of the College is the number of Louisiana attorneys who have taught for the school.

More than 200 licensed attorneys have shared their knowledge with our students. These attorneys have made recommendations for improvement over the years that have resulted in a unique paralegal curriculum. The large number of attorneys has led to a network of support for the College and its graduates in the law community. Many of these attorneys have assisted the students with obtaining jobs and providing valuable career advice. Some of the most successful attorneys in Louisiana have taught for BRC. Many paralegal schools hire attorneys who do not practice law to work full time as teachers. We have chosen to hire practicing successful attorneys to be a part of our adjunct faculty because they provide our students with the most recent subject content and real-life experiences that prove to be more educational than a printed textbook.

BRC is proud of its student job placement in numerous law firms. The internship aspect of the paralegal program, which is supervised by attorneys, provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities.

In 2000, BRC introduced a seminar program designed to provide the legal community with current information in numerous topics relating to current law. The seminar program is unique to Louisiana schools and possibly to schools around the entire country. The seminars also allow BRC to bring attorneys into the school who would not otherwise have time to teach an extended course. Most recently, the school developed one of the largest attorney email lists in the state to announce the seminars. This email system is also used to recruit adjunct teachers and provide prospective employers with graduates seeking employment. Announcements are sent to approximately more than 40% of all attorneys in some cities.

A Faster and More Flexible Approach to your Paralegal career! You can complete the Paralegal Associate Degree in less than one year. You can earn a salary in a law office while interning and receive college credits toward your paralegal degree. BRC's degree has been highly recognized by Louisiana law firms. One hundred percent (100%) job placement of Degree grads.
 
1771 N Lobdell Blvd., Suite 307
Baton Rouge, LA
70806
225-454-6915 (general)
22529-254-6421 (financial aid)
22529-254-6422 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Baton Rouge College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
57 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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