South Arkansas Community College

  • 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 1,473 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 35%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Arkansas Community College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty77 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Arkansas Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The South Arkansas Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,473 students1,436 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:121:1
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# Full-Time Students554 students562 students
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# Part-Time Students919 students874 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
7%
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% Black
32%
17%
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% White
55%
65%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
% Non Resident races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score0.590.54
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College Completion Rate
21%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,300$28,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,642 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 $4,442 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,642$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,442$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$10,543
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,250
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to South Arkansas Community College is Southern Arkansas University Tech (29.1 miles away).
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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 $11,533 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.