1900 S Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 1,285 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,285 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,070
  • Out-state tuition: $5,590
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 166 teachers has grown by 69% over five years.
Southeast Arkansas College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
166 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeast Arkansas College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Southeast Arkansas College diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,285 students
1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
410 students
580 students
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# Part-Time Students
875 students
827 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southeast Arkansas College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
145 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
15%
10%
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% Black
61%
18%
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% White
21%
64%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Southeast Arkansas College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.56
0.55
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College Completion Rate
15%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Southeast Arkansas College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,800
$28,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southeast Arkansas College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AR by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,070 is more than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,590 is more than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,070
$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,590
$4,750
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Southeast Arkansas College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southeast Arkansas College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,081
$9,686
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Arkansas College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Arkansas College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
86%
68%
This chart display the percent admitted of Southeast Arkansas College and the community college average percent admitted of AR by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,285 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,070
  • Out-state tuition: $5,590
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $12,649 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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