1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342
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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 1,541 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,541 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,958
  • Out-state tuition: $4,315
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High 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
210 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,541 students
1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
591 students
580 students
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# Part-Time Students
950 students
827 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
145 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
10%
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% Black
47%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percentage of Black community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
45%
64%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percentage of White community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.58
0.55
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College Completion Rate
45%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$24,400
$28,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,958 is less than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,315 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,958
$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,315
$4,750
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
15 credit hours
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$2,625
$7,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,063
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,541 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,958
  • Out-state tuition: $4,315
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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