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Community Colleges in Arkansas

The community college system in Arkansas is rife with highly respected schools. Community colleges span from Forrest City and Hope to El Dorado and Bentonville. The size of the community colleges in Arkansas tend to be in the two-thousand to four-thousand range generally with a few outliers. Schools you may wish to consider learning more about in the community college system include Mountain Home, Newport, Phillips, College of the Ouachitas, Carl Albert, and East Arkansas.

Arkansas Community College Majors

One of the unique aspects of a community college is guaranteed admissions. Unlike a state school or private school in Arkansas, a community college will accept any qualifying applicant. This feature provides students the opportunity to study and learn about new areas within academia while building an educational portfolio for the future. Programs offered at a community college may be a direct entry degree program or academic program. A direct-entry degree or certificate program is designed to help students learn the essentials of a trade and launch a career in that field after graduation or completion. An academic program will often lead to an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree that can be transferrable to a 4-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Community Colleges in Arkansas

The table below lists all the community colleges or community college systems in Arkansas. The "Rate" column lists the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
54%Arkansas State University - Mountain HomeMountain Home, AR1,000
49%Arkansas State University - BeebeBeebe, AR4,000
47%Southern Arkansas University TechCamden, AR2,000
45%Arkansas State University - NewportNewport, AR3,000
44%University of Arkansas Community College - BatesvilleBatesville, AR1,000
42%University of Arkansas Community College - MorriltonMorrilton, AR2,000
39%Phillips Community College of the University of ArkansasHelena, AR2,000
38%College of the OuachitasMalvern, AR1,000
37%Arkansas Northeastern CollegeBlytheville, AR1,000
36%Carl Albert State CollegePoteau, OK2,000
35%NorthWest Arkansas Community CollegeBentonville, AR8,000
35%North Arkansas CollegeHarrison, AR2,000
33%National Park Community CollegeHot Springs, AR3,000
33%Mid - South Community CollegeWest Memphis, AR2,000
31%East Arkansas Community CollegeForrest City, AR1,000
30%Texarkana CollegeTexarkana, TX4,000
29%Rich Mountain Community CollegeMena, AR1,000
28%Ozarka CollegeMelbourne, AR1,000
24%Pulaski Technical CollegeNorth Little Rock, AR8,000
23%University of Arkansas Community College - HopeHope, AR1,000
22%Cossatot Community College of the University of ArkansasDe Queen, AR2,000
14%Black River Technical CollegePocahontas, AR2,000
13%South Arkansas Community CollegeEl Dorado, AR2,000
12%Southeast Arkansas CollegePine Bluff, AR2,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Arkansas in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.