East Arkansas Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,640
2022 Average Net Price
$8,564
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
1,179
28.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.8%
84 Graduates

About

East Arkansas Community College is a higher education institution located in St. Francis County, AR. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at East Arkansas Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (88 degrees awarded), General Health Services (48 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (15 degrees).

In 2022, 559 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Arkansas Community College. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (276 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $2,640, which is $−5,472 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $2,640, which is $−5,472 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,564.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending East Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,640
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at East Arkansas Community College was $2,640. The cost of tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $−5,472 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,564
2022 Value
17.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 East Arkansas Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,564. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of East Arkansas Community College grew by 17.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,150
Room and Board
$2,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Arkansas Community College was of $7,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at East Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 19% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at East Arkansas Community College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 44 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

East Arkansas Community College had a total enrollment of 1,179 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at East Arkansas Community College is 341 students and the part-time enrollment is 838. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.9% White, 39% Black or African American, 2.88% Two or More Races, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.594% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.509% Asian, and 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.8%) and White Male (16.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Arkansas Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,179 students. The full-time enrollment at East Arkansas Community College is 341 and the part-time enrollment is 838. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at East Arkansas Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), East Arkansas Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    635 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    460 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    34 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at East Arkansas Community College is 53.9% White, 39% Black or African American, 2.88% Two or More Races, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.594% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.509% Asian, and 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 183 more women than men received degrees from East Arkansas Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at East Arkansas Community College is black or african american (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at East Arkansas Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (88 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (48 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at East Arkansas Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Biology (82 degrees), and Precision Production (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Physicians (391,810 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (146,546 people), Other managers (136,348 people), Postsecondary teachers (117,305 people), and Other Physical Scientists (99,464 people).

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College in 2022 are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Biology (82 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Biology (82 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (471,819 people), Elementary & secondary schools (321,230 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,519 people), Offices of physicians (194,359 people), and Scientific research & development services (137,897 people).

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Biology (82 degrees), Precision Production (16 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Arkansas Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 88 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at East Arkansas Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 88 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

188
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
371
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 188 degrees were awarded to men at East Arkansas Community College, which is 0.507 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (371).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at East Arkansas Community College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 3.41 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 67 degrees were awarded to men at East Arkansas Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.79 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from East Arkansas Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at East Arkansas Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    276 degrees awarded
  2. White
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Arkansas Community College is black or african american (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (244 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at East Arkansas Community College is black or african american female (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (173 degrees).

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Operations

East Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $328k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 39k (11.9%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, East Arkansas Community College had a total salary expenditure of 15.8M. East Arkansas Community College employs 44 No academic ranks. Most academics at East Arkansas Community College are Male No academic rank (23), and Female No academic rank (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Endowment

$328k
2022 Endowment
0.0962%
decline from 2021

East Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at about $328k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of East Arkansas Community College declined 0.0962% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.88M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.57M
2022 Salaries
2.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, East Arkansas Community College paid a median of $6.57M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($15.8M) and a 2.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.25M
Instructional Salaries
44
Number of Employees

In 2022, East Arkansas Community College paid a total of $2.25M to 44 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College was No academic rank with 44 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College was Male No academic rank with 23 employees, and Female No academic rank with 21 employees.

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