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 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Southeast Arkansas College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock (39.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Southeast Arkansas College (AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 76 staff 61 staff
Southeast Arkansas College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,432 has declined by 34% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,432 students 1,593 students
Southeast Arkansas College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 26:1
Southeast Arkansas College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 744 students 706 students
Southeast Arkansas College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 688 students 887 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 ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.47
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 -
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 $2,998. 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 $4,846. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,070 $2,998
Southeast Arkansas College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,590 $4,846
Southeast Arkansas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 95%
Southeast Arkansas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,574 -
Southeast Arkansas College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,459 -
Southeast Arkansas College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 86% 69%
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 $2,998 per year for in-state students and $4,846 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,679 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.