Pulaski Technical College

  • Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through technical programs, a university-transfer program and specialized programs for business and industry. The College’s mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state.
School Highlights
  • Pulaski Technical College serves 9,241 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Pulaski Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Pulaski County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Pulaski Technical College is Arkansas Baptist College (3.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Pulaski Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 281 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Pulaski Technical College (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 281 staff 62 staff
Pulaski Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pulaski Technical College has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pulaski Technical College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,241 students 1,650 students
Pulaski Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 25:1
Pulaski Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,349 students 724 students
Pulaski Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,892 students 926 students
Pulaski Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pulaski Technical College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pulaski Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Pulaski Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pulaski Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pulaski Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pulaski Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pulaski Technical College More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Pulaski Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.59 0.48
Pulaski Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pulaski Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,900 $28,600
Pulaski Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,013 is more than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,753 is more than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,013 $3,014
Pulaski Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,753 $4,803
Pulaski Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 95%
Pulaski Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $20,104 $9,500
Pulaski Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 $5,362
Pulaski Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pulaski Technical College at North Little Rock, an institution of higher education, is an integral part of the Arkansas Technical and Community College System maintained by the State of Arkansas. The college is governed by a seven-member board of trustees, appointed by the governor, and derives its support largely from student tuition and fees and legislative appropriations. Pulaski Tech is a comprehensive community/technical college that offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs designed for students who plan to enter the workforce or transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete bachelor's degrees. Pulaski Technical College is located on a 40-acre wooded campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in western North Little Rock, Arkansas. The College's contemporary, well-maintained buildings and grounds are a source of pride for the students, faculty and staff. The Pulaski Tech Business and Industry Center on East Roosevelt Road in Little Rock provides continuing education and customized training services for businesses, industries and individuals in central Arkansas. Pulaski Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,014 per year for in-state students and $4,803 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 score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.