East Arkansas Community College
East Arkansas Community College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in Forrest City town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,045 students attend the school. Every year 26% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
East Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for the 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|
|Number of Students1,045|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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|
Nursing schools located within 71 miles radius of East Arkansas Community College
Arkansas State University Mid-South
32 miles away
Phillips Community College (PCCUA)
35 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
42 miles away
Southwest Tennessee Community College
42 miles away
Arkansas State University-Newport
48 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College
54 miles away
Coahoma Community College
56 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
64 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
70 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
71 miles away
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
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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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.