South Arkansas Community College

Tel: (870)862-8131
1,649 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 1,649 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
South Arkansas Community College is the only community colleges within Union County, AR.
The nearest community college is Southern Arkansas University Tech (27.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College South Arkansas Community 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 71 staff
61 staff
South Arkansas Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,649 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,649 students 1,296 students
South Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
South Arkansas Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 715 students
814 students
South Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 934 students
1,040 students
South Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Arkansas Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
South Arkansas Community College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
21%
South Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
41%
15%
South Arkansas Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
55%
51%
South Arkansas Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
South Arkansas Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
South Arkansas Community 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. 0.53 0.68
South Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,488 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,264 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,488 $5,660
South Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,264 $10,250
South Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
South Arkansas Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.