East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, AR 72335-2204

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,143
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

East Arkansas Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

East Arkansas Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $3,330 and in-state students paid $2,820.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$4,618
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$2,820
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$3,330
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 75% of East Arkansas Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 64% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,918 (which is 12.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at East Arkansas Community College in 2016-2017, was 10, which is 5% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,013 (which is 55.8% below the national average.)

$4,918
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$2,013
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
75%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, East Arkansas Community College has enrolled a total of 1,143 students (466 students full-time and 677 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,143 students, 22 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 200 students for distance studies.

1,143
Total Enrollment
22
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 63%

Black/African American: 31%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at East Arkansas Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 30% 143
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 15% 71
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 15% 69 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 54
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 5% 24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 21
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 0% 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 0% 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 0
Construction Trades 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

18%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of East Arkansas Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

5%
Still enrolled
63%
Dropout rate
14%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$17,900
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of East Arkansas Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $17,900. Last year, out of the total 616 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 493 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 847 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 678 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $17,900 $20,300
Employment Rate 80% 80%
Total Graduates 616 847

Campus Location

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