Black River Technical College

  • Black River Technical College is an institution of higher learning committed to a partnership with the individual and the global community to provide lifelong learning experiences, seeking always to empower those it serves to achieve their academic, vocational, and personal development goals.

School Highlights

Black River Technical College serves 1,582 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 35%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Black River Technical College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty93 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Black River Technical College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Black River Technical College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,582 students1,436 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:121:1
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# Full-Time Students902 students562 students
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# Part-Time Students680 students874 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
3%
17%
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% White
92%
65%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.150.54
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College Completion Rate
27%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$28,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,688 is less than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,232 is more than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,688$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,232$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,810$10,543
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,250
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Black River Technical College was founded in 1972 on land donated by the City of Pocahontas, and was known as Black River Vocational Technical School. The vocational school became the Black River Technical College in 1991, operating temporarily under the supervision of the Department of Higher Education. In 1993, the college became an independent institution of higher education. Black River Technical College is an architecturally modern designed campus with 18 buildings located on 89 acres. BRTC offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts degrees, Technical Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and Adult and Continuing Education courses. A Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor of Arkansas, serves as the governing board. The college is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commissions of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. BRTC faculty share a devotion to their diverse disciplines and programs and a commitment to the intellectual, technical, and professional growth of their students. The student-faculty ratio of 16 to 1 permits students to have a productive learning relationship with their instructors.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Black River Technical College is Crowley's Ridge College (23.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Crowley's Ridge College
    Private not-for-profit
    198 students | 23.60 Mi100 College Dr
    Paragould AR  72450
    (870) 236-6901
    23.60198
  • 2,270 students | 43.60 Mi7648 Victory Blvd
    Newport AR  72112
    (870) 512-7800
    43.602,270
  • 3,076 students | 47.00 Mi2080 Three Rivers Blvd
    Poplar Bluff MO  63901
    (573) 840-9600
    47.003,076
  • 1,319 students | 48.50 Mi2005 White Drive
    Batesville AR  72503
    (870) 612-2000
    48.501,319
  • 1,123 students | 54.40 Mi218 College Dr
    Melbourne AR  72556
    (870) 368-7371
    54.401,123
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