Rich Mountain Community College

Tel: 4793947622
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 14:1 is lower than the community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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 36% over five years.
College Rich Mountain Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts 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 (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 930 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 160% over five years.
Total Enrollment 930 students 1,296 students
Rich Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
21:1
Rich Mountain Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 353 students
814 students
Rich Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 577 students
1,040 students
Rich Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rich Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Rich Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Rich Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Rich Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
% White
86%
51%
Rich Mountain Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Rich Mountain Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Rich Mountain 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. 0.26 0.68
Rich Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,530 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,375 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,530 $5,660
Rich Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,375 $10,250
Rich Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Rich Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 100% 81%

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: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Rich Mountain Community College offers two transferrable degrees, Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies. 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 $2,743 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 0.51, which is lower than 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.