Black River Technical College, located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, was founded in 1972 and was originally known as Black River Vocational Technical School. The school was built on land donated by the city of Pocahontas for the purpose of providing vocational and technical education in northeastern Arkansas. The school changed its name in 1991 and became an independent institution in 1993, after which it began offering courses used for college transfer. The school is serves nearly 3000 students annually.
Black River Technical College offers a variety of programs aimed at assisting students meet their personal and professional goals. Career training and vocational programs allow students to receive an education in a high demand field or industry with intention of eventually entering the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate upon completion. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education at BRTC, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years and earn their bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Black River Technical College is an open enrollment institution that allows any interested student to enroll by submitting an application and paying related fees. Students should provide transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined through the information provided by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,500
- Out-of-State: $4,500-$5,443
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $130-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $230-$280 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$5,724|
|Receiving Student Loans||25%||$4,994|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Black River Technical College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1996)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Black River Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Black River Technical College.
- Arkansas State University - Newport in Newport, AR (45 miles away)
- University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville in Batesville, AR (51 miles away)
- Ozarka College in Melbourne, AR (58 miles away)
- Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville, AR (58 miles away)
- Mid - South Community College in West Memphis, AR (83 miles away)