• South Arkansas Community College is a public, two-year institution with an open-door policy, providing educational programs, services, and resources for the residents of Union County and the surrounding area. With a philosophy that affirms the value of education, the importance of academic freedom for students and faculty, the worth and dignity of each individual, and an abiding belief in the ideals of a democratic society, the college encourages innovation, excellence, and leadership in its mission as a comprehensive community college.

School Highlights

South Arkansas Community College serves 1,253 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,253 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,642
  • Out-state tuition: $4,442
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 162 teachers has grown by 110% over five years.
South Arkansas Community College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
162 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Arkansas Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The South Arkansas Community College diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,253 students
1,243 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
530 students
519 students
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# Part-Time Students
723 students
731 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
100 students
564 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
530 students
519 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
723 students
731 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
46 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
33%
16%
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% White
58%
66%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
1%
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Diversity Score
0.55
0.53
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.83%
1.37%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.36%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,300
$28,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,642 is less than the state average of $2,994. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,442 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,642
$2,994
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,442
$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,596
$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,028
$5,300
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • South Arkansas Community College promotes excellence in service, teaching, and learning; prepares the current and future workforce; provides lifelong educational opportunities. The Workforce Development Center at South Arkansas Community College serves as a link between the college and area businesses, industries, and government agencies. Customized training is developed in response to a specific demand by local business and industry. The center has the capability to deliver training whenever and wherever it best meets the client's needs. In addition to the traditional academic and occupational education available at South Arkansas Community College, the Office of Community Service/Continuing Education offers a variety of opportunities which earn no college credit, but provide training for business and industry, skill development, continuing education for professionals and government agencies, and courses for personal enrichment. The non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops are designed to be informative and enjoyable. The college is a member of, and accredited by, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Arkansas Community College cost?

South Arkansas Community College's tuition is approximately $2,642 for In-State students and $4,442 for Out-State students.

What is South Arkansas Community College's ranking?

South Arkansas Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arkansas for: Diversity in US community colleges.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,253 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,642
  • Out-state tuition: $4,442
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,994 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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