Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342-0785
Tel: (870)338-6474
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  • The Phillips Community College District is a multi-campus, two-year college serving Eastern Arkansas. The college is committed to individual, organizational and community development. It provides accessible, affordable education, training and public services that are consistent with the goals and objectives of its students and the communities it serves. Through its numerous programs and partnerships, the College provides high quality educational opportunities and supports the economic growth of Eastern Arkansas.
School Highlights
  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas serves 1,796 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is the only community colleges within Phillips County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is Coahoma Community College (24.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas(AR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty80 staff62 staff
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,796 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,796 students1,650 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students631 students724 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,165 students926 students
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
5%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
45%
19%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Black (2007-2016)
% White
51%
70%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
1%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.540.47
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
27%
24%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,400$28,600
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,958 is less than the state average of $3,004. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,315 is less than the state average of $4,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,958$3,004
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,315$4,857
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%95%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$9,500
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2009)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,999
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Phillips Community College has always been a leader and innovator in higher education in Arkansas. The College has grown from an original enrollment of fewer than 250 students in 14 program areas to over 2,400 students in academic, occupational/technical, and continuing education programs. New programs are continually being researched and planned so that PCCUA will remain responsive to the needs and interests of the people of Eastern Arkansas. The Helena Campus is conveniently located between the twin cities of Helena and West Helena. The Helena campus is a complex of 13 buildings nestled in the hilly contours of scenic Crowley's Ridge. Students on the Helena campus have unique opportunities available to them such as learning hotel/restaurant management inside the college's center for southern culture -- the historic Pillow-Thompson House -- or gaining restoration carpentry skills through the college's Arkansas Institute for Historic Building Trades. Other programs of study include Allied Health (Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Phlebotomy), Business (Business Administration, Business Management, Office Technology, and Information Systems Technology), Applied Technology (Behavioral Health Technology, Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications, Manicure Technology, Network Technology, and Welding), Transfer Programs (Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Drama, Education, Engineering, English, General Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-pharmacy, Social Sciences, and Speech), and more.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,004 per year for in-state students and $4,857 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.