Crowley's Ridge College

  • CRC is a private, four-year church affiliated, but autonomous, co-ed liberal arts college.
School Highlights
  • Crowley's Ridge College serves 230 students (88% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Crowley's Ridge College is the only community colleges within Greene County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Crowley's Ridge College is Black River Technical College (23.7 miles away).

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Crowley's Ridge College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Crowley's Ridge College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty17 staff62 staff
Crowley's Ridge College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Crowley's Ridge College has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The Crowley's Ridge College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has declined by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment230 students1,650 students
Crowley's Ridge College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:125:1
Crowley's Ridge College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students202 students724 students
Crowley's Ridge College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students28 students926 students
Crowley's Ridge College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Crowley's Ridge College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Crowley's Ridge College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Crowley's Ridge College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2012)
% Asian
Crowley's Ridge College Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Crowley's Ridge College Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
Crowley's Ridge College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Crowley's Ridge College White (2007-2016)
Crowley's Ridge College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.48
Crowley's Ridge College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
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 $11,250 is less than the state average of $12,899. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,250$12,899
Crowley's Ridge College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%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$7,215$5,362
Crowley's Ridge College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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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.