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Rich Mountain Community College

1100 College Dr, Mena, AR

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About
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.

Academics
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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$5,856

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 CollegePolk CountyArkansas
Graduation Rate22.2%-22.2%
Transfer-out Rate6.9%-14.1%
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Programs Offered

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

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    93%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    2

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,453