East Arkansas Community College

Tel: (8.7)063-3448
1,387 students
Public institution
As an open-door, two-year institution of higher education, East Arkansas Community College's primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.
School Highlights
East Arkansas Community College serves 1,387 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
East Arkansas Community College is the only community colleges within St. Francis County, AR.
The nearest community college is Arkansas State University Mid-South (31.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College East Arkansas Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 53 staff
61 staff
East Arkansas Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,387 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,387 students 1,315 students
East Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
East Arkansas Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 610 students
815 students
East Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 777 students
1,061 students
East Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
East Arkansas Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
East Arkansas Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
East Arkansas Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
East Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
38%
15%
East Arkansas Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
58%
49%
East Arkansas Community College White (2006-2013)
East Arkansas Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.52 0.70
East Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,790 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,270 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,790 $5,590
East Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,270 $10,086
East Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
89%
East Arkansas Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is dedicated to promoting the intellectual and cultural advancement of the community and to fostering tolerance and mutual respect among its members by offering the human and physical resources of the College. Through these efforts and through its cooperation with other educational institutions, the College is an active partner in the economic and social progress of Eastern Arkansas. Our primary focus is providing students with information and tools to help them make good choices. Academic advisors work closely with students throughout their college stay to establish trust and cultivate long-term advisor-advisee relationships. Students can expect to receive advising that encompasses exploration of life goals; exploration of vocational goals; program and course choices; and scheduling courses. The Learning Resource Center opened in December of 2000. The 15,000 square foot building houses the EACC Library, the Business and Industry Training Center, Continuing and Community Education, Tech Prep, the Distance Learning Lab, the Multimedia Lab, two conference rooms, and two classrooms. EACC offers many opportunities for students to participate in music courses and activities.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,743 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,432 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.