Rich Mountain Community College

  • Rich Mountain Community College is a two-year college offering transferrable general education degrees and a variety of workforce job readiness certificates. RMCC is a learning-centered institution of higher education, committed to the proposition that the educational attainment of individuals within a democratic society is, in large measure, responsible for the advancement of that society.
School Highlights
  • Rich Mountain Community College serves 930 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Rich Mountain Community College is the only community colleges within Polk County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Rich Mountain Community College is Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (29.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Rich Mountain Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rich Mountain Community College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty60 staff62 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Rich Mountain Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Rich Mountain Community College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment930 students1,650 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:125:1
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# Full-Time Students353 students724 students
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# Part-Time Students577 students926 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
6%
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% Black
2%
19%
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% White
86%
69%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.260.48
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College Completion Rate
24%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,300$28,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,605 is less than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,450 is less than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,605$3,014
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,450$4,803
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Tuition NotesThese fees are per s
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate100%69%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Math Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Rich Mountain Video Team, Science Club, Student Ambassadors Program, Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
RMCC Actors' Guild, Voices of the Ouachita's
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Rich Mountain Community College offers two transferrable degrees, Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies. An Associate of Applied Science Advanced Manufacturing degree can be obtained in one of five emphasis areas: Mechanical Engineering (transferrable), Electrical Engineering (transferrable), Welding, Machine Tool Technology, and Electromechancial Technology. Along with these RMCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in four workforce areas: Business Administration, Information Systems Technology, Office Technology, and Registered Nursing. Other workforce certificates offered include: Welding, Culinary Arts, Health Information Systems, Cosmetology, Machine Tool, Electromechanical, Licensed Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology, and Certified Nursing Assistant.

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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.