• The mission of Eastern Arizona College is to provide open access to quality higher education primarily to residents of its service area. The College is accountable to its students and to the community for educational results, fiscal responsibility, and cooperation in community affairs.

School Highlights

Eastern Arizona College serves 6,027 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,027 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,000
  • Out-state tuition: $9,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 400 teachers has grown by 115% over five years.
Eastern Arizona College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
400 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Eastern Arizona College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Eastern Arizona College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,027 students
5,742 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,762 students
1,477 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,265 students
4,265 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
354 students
354 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,762 students
1,557 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,265 students
4,265 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
370 students
250 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
21%
36%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
65%
43%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.81%
3.35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,800
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,000 is less than the state average of $2,345. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,200 is more than the state average of $7,438. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,000
$2,345
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,200
$7,438
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
48%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$4,750
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Eastern Arizona College truly must be experienced in person to fully appreciate its unique character. Our small size, pastoral setting, and diverse student body create an atmosphere unlike anyplace else you will find in Arizona. In fact, at first glimpse of the campus, lined with sycamores and evergreens and framed by the Gila and Pinaleno Mountains, you'll feel this is a place you can call home. Eastern Arizona is a public community college. Founded as St. Joseph Stake Academy in 1888, it provided education for the youth of the Gila Valley from 1890 until 1933. The institution introduced junior college courses in the early 1920s. Eastern Arizona College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Eastern Arizona College has a comprehensive financial aid program to ensure, to the extent of available funding, that no student will be denied a college education because of lack of funds. EAC believes that primary responsibility for financing your education rests with you and your family. The ability of you and your family to provide that support is calculated through a federally approved needs analysis system. Eastern Arizona College encourages and supports a varied program of student activities and organizations. These include athletics, dramatics, music, religion, student publications, intramural sports, politics, and social and scholastic organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eastern Arizona College cost?

Eastern Arizona College's tuition is approximately $2,000 for In-State students and $9,200 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,027 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,000
  • Out-state tuition: $9,200
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,345 per year for in-state students and $7,438 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,673 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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