South Arkansas Community College

300 S West Ave, El Dorado
AR, 71731-7010
Tel: (870)862-8131
1,757 students
Public institution
South Arkansas Community College is a public, two-year institution with an open-door policy, providing educational programs, services, and resources for the residents of Union County and the surrounding area. With a philosophy that affirms the value of education, the importance of academic freedom for students and faculty, the worth and dignity of each individual, and an abiding belief in the ideals of a democratic society, the college encourages innovation, excellence, and leadership in its mission as a comprehensive community college.
School Highlights:
South Arkansas Community College serves 1,757 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
South Arkansas Community College is the only community colleges within Union County, AR.
The nearest community college is Southern Arkansas University Tech (27.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South 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 1,757 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,757 students
1,287 students
South Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
839 students
832 students
South Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 918 students
1,021 students
South Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South Arkansas Community College sch enrollment South Arkansas Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
South Arkansas Community College Asian (2008-2010)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
South Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
41%
12%
South Arkansas Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
56%
66%
South Arkansas Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
South Arkansas Community College sch ethnicity South 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. 0.52 0.45
South Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,396 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,124 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,396 $5,890
South Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,124 $10,050
South Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South Arkansas Community College promotes excellence in service, teaching, and learning; prepares the current and future workforce; provides lifelong educational opportunities. The Workforce Development Center at South Arkansas Community College serves as a link between the college and area businesses, industries, and government agencies. Customized training is developed in response to a specific demand by local business and industry. The center has the capability to deliver training whenever and wherever it best meets the client's needs. In addition to the traditional academic and occupational education available at South Arkansas Community College, the Office of Community Service/Continuing Education offers a variety of opportunities which earn no college credit, but provide training for business and industry, skill development, continuing education for professionals and government agencies, and courses for personal enrichment. The non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops are designed to be informative and enjoyable. The college is a member of, and accredited by, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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