Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR 72316

Arkansas Northeastern College is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Blytheville. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 29% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Arkansas Northeastern College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,212, and fees were $358. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,612 and $358 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

The Arkansas Northeastern College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and is currently seeking approval to reduce the 13 month program to a 10 and a half month program.

The program combines nursing courses with practical experience in clinical settings including hospitals and other health care facilities in the service area. The PN program is offered at both the ANC Burdette and Paragould Campuses.

Admission Requirements for the program:

  1. Complete admission application to enter ANC
  2. Official High School Transcript or GED Equivalency certificate and official college transcripts from colleges previously attended (cumulative 2.0 minimum grade point average required for all college work)
  3. Recent ACT, SAT or COMPASS scores (taken with the last four years)
  4. Complete required pre-requisite courses for the program  (within the last 5 years)
  5. Score a minimum of 100 on the NLN PAX PN
  6. Submit Immunizations Record

Deadline for application is the 1st of March.

Admission to the program will be based on a selective process based on standard admission criteria established by the school. The ANC PN program does not allow advanced placement.

The program selects applicants for enrollment in the fall semester in the preceding spring.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 27
Certificate 2 51

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1980 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1988 - 06/30/2014



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$69
In State Students$79
Out of State Students$129
Graduate courses
In District Students--
In State Students--
Out of State Students--

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,105 $3,555 $5,805
ADN 70 $4,830 $5,530 $9,030
BSN 125 $8,625 $9,875 $16,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Arkansas Northeastern College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 70% $5,036
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $865
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 42% $1,962
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,848
$30,001 to $48,000$5,524
$48,001 to $75,000$6,993
$75,001 to $110,000$7,080
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.

Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 S Division
Blytheville, AR 72316

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