Black River Technical College

Tel: (870)248-4000
2,252 students
Public institution
Black River Technical College is an institution of higher learning committed to a partnership with the individual and the global community to provide lifelong learning experiences, seeking always to empower those it serves to achieve their academic, vocational, and personal development goals.
School Highlights:
Black River Technical College serves 2,252 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Black River Technical College is the only community colleges within Randolph County, AR.
The nearest community college is Crowley's Ridge College (23.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 97 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Black River Technical 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 97 staff
59 staff
Black River Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,252 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,252 students
1,282 students
Black River Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Black River Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,411 students
810 students
Black River Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 841 students
1,017 students
Black River Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Black River Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Black River Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Black River Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Black River Technical College White (2006-2013)
Black River Technical 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. 0.08 0.53
Black River Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,520 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,208 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,520 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,208 $10,294
Black River Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
Black River Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Black River Technical College was founded in 1972 on land donated by the City of Pocahontas, and was known as Black River Vocational Technical School. The vocational school became the Black River Technical College in 1991, operating temporarily under the supervision of the Department of Higher Education. In 1993, the college became an independent institution of higher education. Black River Technical College is an architecturally modern designed campus with 18 buildings located on 89 acres. BRTC offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts degrees, Technical Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and Adult and Continuing Education courses. A Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Arkansas, serves as the governing board. The college is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commissions of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. BRTC faculty share a devotion to their diverse disciplines and programs and a commitment to the intellectual, technical, and professional growth of their students. The student-faculty ratio of 16 to 1 permits students to have a productive learning relationship with their instructors.

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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.
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 lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.