Black River Technical College

Tel: (870)248-4000
1,963 students
Public institution
Black River Technical College is an institution of higher learning committed to a partnership with the individual and the global community to provide lifelong learning experiences, seeking always to empower those it serves to achieve their academic, vocational, and personal development goals.
School Highlights
Black River Technical College serves 1,963 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Black River Technical College is the only community colleges within Randolph County, AR.
The nearest community college is Crowley's Ridge College (23.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Black River Technical College (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 93 staff
61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,963 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,963 students 1,444 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,138 students
706 students
# Part-Time Students 825 students
887 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.10 0.47

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,472 is equal to the state average of $2,472. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,160 is more than the state average of $4,598. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,472 $2,472
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,160 $4,598
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Black River Technical College was founded in 1972 on land donated by the City of Pocahontas, and was known as Black River Vocational Technical School. The vocational school became the Black River Technical College in 1991, operating temporarily under the supervision of the Department of Higher Education. In 1993, the college became an independent institution of higher education. Black River Technical College is an architecturally modern designed campus with 18 buildings located on 89 acres. BRTC offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts degrees, Technical Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and Adult and Continuing Education courses. A Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Arkansas, serves as the governing board. The college is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commissions of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. BRTC faculty share a devotion to their diverse disciplines and programs and a commitment to the intellectual, technical, and professional growth of their students. The student-faculty ratio of 16 to 1 permits students to have a productive learning relationship with their instructors.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,472 per year for in-state students and $4,598 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.