Rich Mountain Community College

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930 students
Public institution
  • Rich Mountain Community College is a two-year college offering transferrable general education degrees and a variety of workforce job readiness certificates. RMCC is a learning-centered institution of higher education, committed to the proposition that the educational attainment of individuals within a democratic society is, in large measure, responsible for the advancement of that society.
School Highlights
Rich Mountain Community College serves 930 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Rich Mountain Community College is the only community colleges within Polk County, AR.
The nearest community college is Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (29.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Rich Mountain Community College (AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 60 staff 61 staff
Rich Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 930 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 930 students 1,444 students
Rich Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 26:1
Rich Mountain Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 353 students 706 students
Rich Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 577 students 887 students
Rich Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Rich Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Rich Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
1%
Rich Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
5%
Rich Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
19%
Rich Mountain Community College Black (2013-2014)
% White
86%
70%
Rich Mountain Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Rich Mountain Community College More (2010-2014)
Rich Mountain Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.26 0.47
Rich Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,184 is less than the state average of $2,472. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,680 is more than the state average of $4,598. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,184 $2,472
Rich Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,680 $4,598
Rich Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 95%
Rich Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 100% 69%
Rich Mountain Community College Percent Admitted (2013-2014)

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Math Club, Phi Theta Kappa, RMCC Actors' Guild, Rich Mountain Video Team, Science Club, Student Ambassadors Program, Student Government Association, Voices of the Ouachita's Math Club, Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa,
RMCC Actors' Guild,
Rich Mountain Video Team,
Student Ambassadors Program,
Student Government Association,
Voices of the Ouachita's,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Rich Mountain Community College offers two transferrable degrees, Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies. An Associate of Applied Science Advanced Manufacturing degree can be obtained in one of five emphasis areas: Mechanical Engineering (transferrable), Electrical Engineering (transferrable), Welding, Machine Tool Technology, and Electromechancial Technology. Along with these RMCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in four workforce areas: Business Administration, Information Systems Technology, Office Technology, and Registered Nursing. Other workforce certificates offered include: Welding, Culinary Arts, Health Information Systems, Cosmetology, Machine Tool, Electromechanical, Licensed Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology, and Certified Nursing Assistant.

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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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.