Eastern Arizona College

615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769
Tel: (928)428-8322
  • 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 6,379 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Eastern Arizona College is the only community colleges within Graham County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Tucson (77.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 177 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Eastern Arizona College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty177 staff66 staff
Eastern Arizona College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,379 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,379 students5,697 students
Eastern Arizona College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:139:1
Eastern Arizona College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,783 students1,101 students
Eastern Arizona College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,596 students4,596 students
Eastern Arizona College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastern Arizona College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Eastern Arizona College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Arizona College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Eastern Arizona College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Eastern Arizona College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Eastern Arizona College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Eastern Arizona College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Eastern Arizona College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Eastern Arizona College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.65
Eastern Arizona College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Eastern Arizona College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$31,400
Eastern Arizona College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,000 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,200 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,000$1,830
Eastern Arizona College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,200$7,111
Eastern Arizona College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%82%
Eastern Arizona College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,022
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
    Private, for profit
    388 students | 77.10 Mi5099 E. Grant Rd. #100
    Tucson AZ  85712
  • Brown Mackie College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    611 students | 78.20 Mi4585 E Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ  85712
  • Brookline College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    507 students | 78.40 Mi5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125
    Tucson AZ  85711
  • 1,948 students | 79.00 Mi3350 East Grant Road, Suite 200
    Tucson AZ  85716
  • 172 students | 79.20 Mi2525 N Country Club Rd
    Tucson AZ  85716
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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,830 per year for in-state students and $7,111 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,745 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arizona is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.