Rich Mountain Community College, located in Mena, Arkansas, was founded 1973 and was originally known as RIch Mountain Vocational-Technical School. The school began operations in 1975 with an initial enrollment of 250 students. The school was merged with Henderson State University's off campus program, forming Rich Mountain Community College. The school became part of the Polk County Community College District and became fully accredited in 1996, and again in 2005.
As a comprehensive community college, RMCC offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue their goals. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide students the opportunity to obtain an education in a given field or industry, eventually allowing for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Rich Mountain Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows entry for any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores, and may be asked to complete a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and a meeting with a counselor is encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and awarded based on need as determined by the information provided within the Free Application of the 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 $5,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,700-$2,100
- Out-of-State: $4,700-$5,616
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $72-$86 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $200-$230 per credit 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||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$5,856|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Rich Mountain Community College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Arkansas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Rich Mountain Community College||Polk County||Arkansas|
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 Rich Mountain Community 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Rich Mountain Community College.
- University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton in Morrilton, AR (92 miles away)
- Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, TX (110 miles away)
- South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, AR (130 miles away)
- Ozarka College in Melbourne, AR (165 miles away)
- Panola College in Carthage, TX (168 miles away)