Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, AR 72455

Located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Black River Technical College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Black River Technical College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Black River Technical College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,136 and fees $768. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,536 and $768 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    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.

    Admission Requirements:

    • 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 80
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 39
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 42

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Black River Technical College

Arkansas State University-Newport
43.48 miles away
Three Rivers Community College
46.92 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
48.29 miles away
Ozarka College
54.26 miles away
Missouri State University-West Plains
60.64 miles away
Arkansas Northeastern College
62.08 miles away
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
79.98 miles away
East Arkansas Community College
83.5 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
85.07 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
86.68 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,601
30k to 48k$5,050
48k to 75k$9,059
75k to 110k$9,552
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $131.00 $231.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
Black River Technical College
1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455

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