Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

1000 Campus Drive, Helena,
AR, 72342-0785
Tel: (870)338-6474
2,065 students
Public institution
The Phillips Community College District is a multi-campus, two-year college serving Eastern Arkansas. The college is committed to individual, organizational and community development. It provides accessible, affordable education, training and public services that are consistent with the goals and objectives of its students and the communities it serves. Through its numerous programs and partnerships, the College provides high quality educational opportunities and supports the economic growth of Eastern Arkansas.
School Highlights:
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas serves 2,065 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is the only community colleges within Phillips County, AR.
The nearest community college is Coahoma Community College (24.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 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 2,065 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,065 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
823 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,242 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian -
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 3%
% Black 36%
% White 61%
% Two or more races -
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. 0.50

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,735 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,055 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,735 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,055 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Phillips Community College has always been a leader and innovator in higher education in Arkansas. The College has grown from an original enrollment of fewer than 250 students in 14 program areas to over 2,400 students in academic, occupational/technical, and continuing education programs. New programs are continually being researched and planned so that PCCUA will remain responsive to the needs and interests of the people of Eastern Arkansas. The Helena Campus is conveniently located between the twin cities of Helena and West Helena. The Helena campus is a complex of 13 buildings nestled in the hilly contours of scenic Crowley's Ridge. Students on the Helena campus have unique opportunities available to them such as learning hotel/restaurant management inside the college's center for southern culture -- the historic Pillow-Thompson House -- or gaining restoration carpentry skills through the college's Arkansas Institute for Historic Building Trades. Other programs of study include Allied Health (Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Phlebotomy), Business (Business Administration, Business Management, Office Technology, and Information Systems Technology), Applied Technology (Behavioral Health Technology, Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications, Manicure Technology, Network Technology, and Welding), Transfer Programs (Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Drama, Education, Engineering, English, General Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-pharmacy, Social Sciences, and Speech), and more.

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