East Arkansas Community College

1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335-2204
Tel:
1,465 students
Public institution

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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 1,465 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
East Arkansas Community College is the only community colleges within Saint Francis County, AR.
The nearest community college is Mid-South Community College (31.4 miles away).

School Overview

East Arkansas Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,465 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,465 students
1,303 students
East Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
709 students
836 students
East Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 756 students
1,046 students
East Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
East Arkansas Community College sch enrollment East Arkansas Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
East Arkansas Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
East Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
36%
12%
East Arkansas Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
55%
67%
East Arkansas Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
East Arkansas Community College sch ethnicity East Arkansas Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.56 0.45
East Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,150 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $5,940
East Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,150 $10,072
East Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $3,822 per year for in-state students and $5,552 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,565 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 equal to the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.