East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, AR 72335

Located in Forrest City, Arkansas, East Arkansas Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

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

East Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,820 and fees $330. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,330 and $330 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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:

    1. Be admitted to East Arkansas Community College
    2. 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).
    3. Have a 2.80 GPA at the May 31st deadline
    4. 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 15

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from East Arkansas Community College

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
35.2 miles away
Southwest Tennessee Community College
41.84 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
41.86 miles away
Arkansas State University-Newport
47.8 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College
53.52 miles away
Coahoma Community College
55.28 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
63.84 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
70.6 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
71.5 miles away
Arkansas Northeastern College
75.92 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,982
30k to 48k$4,659
48k to 75k$6,684
75k to 110k--
Over 110k$9,266
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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 $94.00 $111.00

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
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

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: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
East Arkansas Community College
1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335

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