• CRC is a private, four-year church affiliated, but autonomous, co-ed liberal arts college.

School Highlights

Crowley's Ridge College serves 187 students (84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 187 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,250
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Crowley's Ridge College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 45% over five years.
Crowley's Ridge College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
35 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Crowley's Ridge College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Crowley's Ridge College diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
187 students
1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
158 students
580 students
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# Part-Time Students
29 students
827 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
145 students
145 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
10%
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% Black
12%
18%
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% White
84%
64%
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
n/a
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Diversity Score
0.28
0.55
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College Completion Rate
19%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,900
$28,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Crowley's Ridge College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AR by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $11,250 is less than the state average of $12,649. The private state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$11,250
$12,649
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$23,813
$9,686
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Crowley's Ridge College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Crowley's Ridge College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • CRC is a private, four-year church affiliated, but autonomous, co-ed liberal arts 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 and has received the highest possible status regarding the institution.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 187 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,250
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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