Arkansas Community Colleges

There are 28 community colleges located throughout Arkansas (25 public colleges and 3 private colleges), serving 69,441 students.
Minority enrollment is 29% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is less than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(AR) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
4%
Black
21%
White
71%
Unknown
2%

Arkansas Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,822 per year for in-state students and $5,552 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,565 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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 0.45, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.