Southeast Arkansas College

Tel: (870)543-5900
  • Southeast Arkansas College is a state-supported, locally controlled, technical community college accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
School Highlights
  • Southeast Arkansas College serves 1,432 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Southeast Arkansas College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Southeast Arkansas College is Arkansas Baptist College (39.3 miles away).

Top Placements (Arkansas)

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Southeast Arkansas College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty76 staff62 staff
Southeast Arkansas College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Southeast Arkansas College has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The Southeast Arkansas College diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,432 students1,650 students
Southeast Arkansas College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:125:1
Southeast Arkansas College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students744 students724 students
Southeast Arkansas College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students688 students926 students
Southeast Arkansas College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southeast Arkansas College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Southeast Arkansas College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Asian
Southeast Arkansas College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Southeast Arkansas College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Southeast Arkansas College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Southeast Arkansas College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Southeast Arkansas College Non Resident (2013-2016)
Southeast Arkansas College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.48
Southeast Arkansas College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Southeast Arkansas College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$28,600
Southeast Arkansas College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,070 is more than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,590 is more than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,070$3,014
Southeast Arkansas College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,590$4,803
Southeast Arkansas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%95%
Southeast Arkansas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,574$9,500
Southeast Arkansas College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,459$5,999
Southeast Arkansas College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate86%68%
Southeast Arkansas College Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • It is the mission of Southeast Arkansas Colleges Workforce Development Center to compile and translate the needs of employers and students into affordable training programs. This is accomplished by developing and implementing a process that provides continuous improvement in the development, delivery, and affordability of customized training and services to business, industry, and government organizations within the Southeast Arkansas College service area. Southeast Arkansas College is the proud recipient of the 1998 Quality Commitment Award as awarded by Arkansas Quality Award, Inc. This is the second year in a row that the college has been recognized as SEARK received the Quality Interest Award in 1997. The Learning Assistance Laboratory provides a learning atmosphere for Southeast Arkansas College students to become successful achievers in the classroom. Assistance includes academic and computer assisted instruction. Services offered in the lab are free to students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College.

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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.