Phillips Community College (PCCUA)

Helena, AR 72342

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCC or PCCUA) is a two-year institution that is located in Helena, Arkansas. This is a community college that offers a large number of different degree programs and several certificate programs. Students can also choose to transfer credits over to major universities when they are seeking a four-year degree. This school was established in 1965 and currently has well over 2,000 students enrolled. With many different degree programs to choose from, students can expect a varied education that will lead them toward a lucrative career path.

The practical nursing program that is offered at PCCUA is very robust. Students will be able to pursue their nursing education with all of the necessary tools that they need to succeed. This is a program that has helped many nursing students to gain the right skills to find a place as dedicated medical professionals. This program admits new nurses to the program every third semester. Nursing is a career path that continues to grow in popularity and this has caused the program to be one of the most popular ones that are offered at this college. 


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 13
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 1 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.6%

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The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Phillips Community College (PCCUA)

Coahoma Community College
20.33 miles away
East Arkansas Community College
35.26 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College
37.2 miles away
Arkansas State University Mid-South
47.04 miles away
Southwest Tennessee Community College
52.43 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
53.02 miles away
Mississippi Delta Community College
76.32 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
81.12 miles away
Arkansas State University-Newport
82.06 miles away
Southeast Arkansas College
83.57 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1986 - 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$70/credit
In State Students$83/credit
Out of State Students$130/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 $3,150 $3,735 $5,850
ADN 70 $4,900 $5,810 $9,100
BSN 125 $8,750 $10,375 $16,250
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, 94% of Phillips Community College (PCCUA)'s students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 78% $4,693
Other Federal Grant 27% $367
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $1,039
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 22% $2,100
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$4,690
$30,001 to $48,000$4,209
$48,001 to $75,000$6,883
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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.

Phillips Community College (PCCUA)
1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342

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