Crowley's Ridge College

Tel: (870)236-6901
  • CRC is a private, two-year church affiliated, but autonomous, co-ed liberal arts college that provides a balanced course of studies appropriate for the first two years of college.
School Highlights
  • Crowley's Ridge College serves 224 students (74% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Crowley's Ridge College is the only community colleges within Greene County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is Black River Technical College (23.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Crowley's Ridge College (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 17 staff 61 staff
Crowley's Ridge College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 224 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 224 students 1,593 students
Crowley's Ridge College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 26:1
Crowley's Ridge College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 166 students 706 students
Crowley's Ridge College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 58 students 887 students
Crowley's Ridge College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Crowley's Ridge College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
122 122
Crowley's Ridge College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Crowley's Ridge College American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2012)
% Asian
-
1%
Crowley's Ridge College Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
-
5%
Crowley's Ridge College Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
7%
19%
Crowley's Ridge College Black (2007-2016)
% White
93%
70%
Crowley's Ridge College White (2007-2016)
Crowley's Ridge College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.13 0.47
Crowley's Ridge College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
24%
Crowley's Ridge College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,900 $28,600
Crowley's Ridge College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,800 is less than the state average of $13,838. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $11,800 $13,838
Crowley's Ridge College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 95%
Crowley's Ridge College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $12,000 $9,500
Crowley's Ridge College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,216 $5,999
Crowley's Ridge College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • CRC is a private, two-year church affiliated, but autonomous, co-ed liberal arts college that provides a balanced course of studies appropriate for the first two years of college. CRC is located in Paragould, Arkansas, near the crest of Crowley's Ridge. The scenic campus covers 112 acres of rolling hills densely covered by pine trees. CRC was founded in 1964. For roughly its first decade, CRC operated under the same governing board as Crowley's Ridge Academy, a K-12 Christian academy established in 1953. In 1975, the two institutions legally separated and now operate under separate charters and boards. Crowley's Ridge College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The CRC Learning Center and Computer Lab is designed to make access to information for personal and scholastic use as easy as possible. The Learning Center is composed of two areas: the library stacks (including the Reading Room, Bible Room and Foyer) and computers (in the reading room, Learning Center computer lab and the tutorial lab in the Science Building).

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,998 per year for in-state students and $4,846 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,838 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 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.