Black River Technical College
Black River Technical College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in a rural area, in Pocahontas.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,530 students attend the school. Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Black River Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,208, and fees were $912. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,536 and $912 respectively.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students1,530|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Black River Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program is a combination of in class instruction and clinical practice.
The program accepts students for enrollment in January and in August. It meets the minimum requirements set by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
- Complete application for the Nursing Program
- Possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- Possess cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Complete nursing entrance exam on scheduled date.
- Complete all pre-professional curricula (must have taken no longer than 5 years from application date with the exception of Introduction to Computer Concepts and Freshman English I)
Applications must be submitted by the 31st of October of January enrollment and April 1st for August enrollment.
Applicants who are selected for the program will be expected to submit to and pass a criminal background check to be accepted into the program and to attend clinical practice. Applicants will be required to cover the estimated 40 dollar charge for the background check.
Students will be required to purchase liability insurance as part of a group policy at an estimated cost of 16 dollars every semester before the start of Clinical practices.
Graduates from the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure but completing the program does not guarantee eligibility to write state board examinations.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||4||32|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$140/credit|
|In State Students||$140/credit|
|Out of State Students||$237/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Black River Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$3,205|
|State Grant & Scholarships||33%||$1,673|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||13%||$2,917|
|Federal Student Loans||19%||$5,234|
$6,734Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,240|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,557|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,208|
|$75,001 to $110,000$11,375|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.