Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Forrest City, AR 72335

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute (CRTI) is located in Forrest City, Arkansas. It is a technical institute that offers various different certificate programs to its students. This is a small institute that is affiliated with East Arkansas Community College. It was founded in 1967 and has been offering many programs for students that help them to further their careers. There are many certificate programs for students to choose from and all of them can lead to potentially lucrative careers. The school even offers special programs for students with busy schedules, making it more practical for those in the workforce to further their education.

This institute offers one of the most popular LPN programs in the area. Being that this is a smaller institution, the class sizes are going to be smaller than many other nursing programs. This school only accepts students once per year for their annual nursing program. The smaller class sizes allow for more one-on-one time with educators and it gives students more attention. Students can take part in a 40-week program that will teach them all of the crucial aspects of nursing that they need to know. Classes seek to prepare students to function as health care professionals by providing them with experience in clinical settings while also offering lab instruction. 


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio6:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate45%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 20
Certificate 0 11
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
11/19/2003 - Current



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$45/credit
In State Students$45/credit
Out of State Students$45/credit
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 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025
ADN 70 $3,150 $3,150 $3,150
BSN 125 $5,625 $5,625 $5,625
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 Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 83% $5,321
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $2,067
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $554
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$3,812
$30,001 to $48,000$4,260
$48,001 to $75,000$4,875
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
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.

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

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335

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