East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, AR 72335
East Arkansas Community College is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Forrest City. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 26% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
East Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,820, and fees were $330. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,330 and $330 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
The East Arkansas Community College Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing. The program offers a 2 year Traditional Track program consisting of 5 terms and a 1 year LPN/LPTN accelerated track consisting of 3 terms based on full time enrollment excluding vacation time.
Admissions Requirement for the program:
- Be admitted to East Arkansas Community College
- Complete required College developmental courses (with a minimum grade of ‘C’ by the May 31st deadline- credit for Math and Science courses must have been met in the last five years).
- Have a 2.80 GPA at the May 31st deadline
- Take the pre-nursing exams (Critical Thinking Entrance, PSB Nursing Aptitude Exam)
Applicants will be expected to present completed application to the college by the 31st of March. The school will notify applicants of its decision during the following June. The number of students accepted into the program will vary according to the resources and space available. East Arkansas offers no provisional acceptance for those applicants who don’t meet the minimum requirements nor does it maintain a waiting list for qualified applicants not offered admission.
Successful applicants will be expected to obtain CPR certification prior to registration which must remain current for the entire program as well as acquiring immunizations for Hepatitis B, Tetanus (within the last 10 years), Measles, Mumps Rubella and a Tuberculin Test (within the last year) or a negative chest x-ray, submit proof of health insurance and proof of malpractice insurance for the duration of enrollment in the nursing program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1994 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$84/credit|
|In State Students||$94/credit|
|Out of State Students||$111/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, 79% of East Arkansas Community 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||39%||$328|
|State Grant & Scholarships||30%||$1,075|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||24%||$1,584|
|Federal Student Loans||5%||$3,274|
$5,833Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,383|
|$30,001 to $48,000$4,631|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,606|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.
Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.