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

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
1,303 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
823 students
836 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,242 students
1,046 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas sch enrollment Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
36%
12%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Black (2006-2012)
% White
61%
67%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas sch ethnicity Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 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. 0.50 0.45
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,735 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 $4,055 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,735 $5,940
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,055 $10,072
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
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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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.