Eastern Arizona College

615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Tel: (928)428-8322
6,546 students
Public institution
The mission of Eastern Arizona College is to provide open access to quality higher education primarily to residents of its service area. The College is accountable to its students and to the community for educational results, fiscal responsibility, and cooperation in community affairs.
School Highlights
Eastern Arizona College serves 6,546 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 41:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Eastern Arizona College is the only community colleges within Graham County, AZ.
The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Tucson (77.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Eastern Arizona 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 183 staff
61 staff
Eastern Arizona College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,546 has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,546 students 1,315 students
Eastern Arizona College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Eastern Arizona College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,999 students
815 students
Eastern Arizona College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,547 students
1,061 students
Eastern Arizona College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Eastern Arizona College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Arizona College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Eastern Arizona College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Eastern Arizona College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Eastern Arizona College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Eastern Arizona College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Eastern Arizona College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Eastern Arizona College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Eastern Arizona College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Eastern Arizona 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. 0.55 0.70
Eastern Arizona College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,760 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,360 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,760 $5,590
Eastern Arizona College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,360 $10,086
Eastern Arizona College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 420 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 52%
Eastern Arizona College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastern Arizona College truly must be experienced in person to fully appreciate its unique character. Our small size, pastoral setting, and diverse student body create an atmosphere unlike anyplace else you will find in Arizona. In fact, at first glimpse of the campus, lined with sycamores and evergreens and framed by the Gila and Pinaleno Mountains, you'll feel this is a place you can call home. Eastern Arizona is a public community college. Founded as St. Joseph Stake Academy in 1888, it provided education for the youth of the Gila Valley from 1890 until 1933. The institution introduced junior college courses in the early 1920s. Eastern Arizona College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Eastern Arizona College has a comprehensive financial aid program to ensure, to the extent of available funding, that no student will be denied a college education because of lack of funds. EAC believes that primary responsibility for financing your education rests with you and your family. The ability of you and your family to provide that support is calculated through a federally approved needs analysis system. Eastern Arizona College encourages and supports a varied program of student activities and organizations. These include athletics, dramatics, music, religion, student publications, intramural sports, politics, and social and scholastic organizations.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
    Private for-profit
    417 students | 77.10 Mi5099 E. Grant Rd. #100
    Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Brown Mackie College-Tucson
    Private for-profit
    623 students | 78.20 Mi4585 E Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85712
  • 507 students | 78.40 Mi5441 E. 22nd St Ste.125
    Tucson, AZ 85711
  • 1,766 students | 79.00 Mi3350 East Grant Road Suite 200
    Tucson, AZ 85716
  • 227 students | 79.20 Mi2525 N Country Club Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85716
Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,097 per year for in-state students and $8,507 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,094 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 94%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arizona 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.