Eastern Arizona College

  • 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 to Eastern Arizona College is Brown Mackie College-Tucson (78.2 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Eastern Arizona College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Eastern Arizona College 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 students6,476 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:139:1
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# Full-Time Students1,783 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students4,596 students5,140 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
420337
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
21%
27%
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% Black
8%
6%
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% White
61%
52%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.570.65
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College Completion Rate
36%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$31,100
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,200$7,111
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
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

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  • Brown Mackie College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    611 students | 78.20 Mi4585 E Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ  85712
    (520)327-6866
    78.20611
  • Brookline College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    507 students | 78.40 Mi5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125
    Tucson AZ  85711
    (520)748-9799
    78.40507
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    Tucson AZ  85716
    (520)326-1600
    79.001,948
  • 172 students | 79.20 Mi2525 N Country Club Rd
    Tucson AZ  85716
    (520)325-0123
    79.20172
  • 28,070 students | 83.00 Mi4905C East Broadway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ  85709
    (520)206-4500
    83.0028,070
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