Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

  • Arkansas State University-Mountain Home accomplishments have been very significant and meaningful. We recently celebrated ten years on our beautiful campus and look forward in September to dedicating our largest building and one that will be used by the entire community. The Vada Sheid Community Development Center's grand opening is scheduled for September 9 and the month will be filled with activities in the new facility. We are determined to continue to provide the highest quality of educational services to our students, businesses and the community in which we live and work. We know that as our growth continues, lives will continue to be changed through the opportunities that ASUMH provides. As we look back over ten years on our campus, and forward to the opening of the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, we hope you will celebrate with us this historic time in our lives, and in the lives of our students.
School Highlights
  • Arkansas State University-Mountain Home serves 1,393 students (59% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is the only community colleges within Baxter County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is Ozarka College (32.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home(AR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty58 staff62 staff
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,393 students1,650 students
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:125:1
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students817 students724 students
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students576 students926 students
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
6%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Hispanic (2007-2016)
% White
94%
69%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home More (2012-2016)
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.120.48
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
24%
24%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$28,600
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,664 is less than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,664$3,014
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,200$4,803
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%95%
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,250$9,500
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,593$5,362
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is Ozarka College (32.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,014 per year for in-state students and $4,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,899 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.