Bossier Parish Community College earns quite a distinction from the nation's most important souce of news about colleges and universities.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named it a '2015 Great College to Work for.' The college is also named to Honor Roll status and is the only college/university in Louisiana to make the list.

The results were released today in The Chronicle's eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, and are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. Only 86 of those achieved 'Great College' recognition for specific best practices and policies.

Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with BPCC being among the medium, with 3,000 to 9,999 students. Only 42 colleges are on the Honor Roll for being the stand-outs in their size categories.

"These [Honor Roll] colleges are the best of the best. Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories, and grouped by enfollment size," The Chronicle said. "Ten four-year colleges and four two-year colleges make the cut in each size."

BPCC was honored in five categories this year:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Collaborative governance
  • Profession/career development
  • Supervisor/department relationship
  • Teaching environment

"BPCC is an amazing learning organization that encourages innovation, collaboration, and calculated risk-taking in search of better ways to helps students succeed," said BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman, Jr., in a news release. "A like-no-other dedicated faculty and staff have made BPCC a great college to work for and I am proud to lead this great institution."

Read more about the survey on The Chronicle's website.