Southeast Arkansas College

  • 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

Southeast Arkansas College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southeast Arkansas College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,432 students1,650 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:125:1
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# Full-Time Students744 students724 students
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# Part-Time Students688 students926 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southeast Arkansas College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
6%
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% Black
56%
19%
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% White
40%
69%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southeast Arkansas College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.530.48
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College Completion Rate
19%
24%
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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.

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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,590$4,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,574$9,500
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 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,459$5,362
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 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate86%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.
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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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.