South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, AR 71731

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

South 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).

South Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,304 and fees $516. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,128 and $516 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    The South Arkansas Community College Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing. The program has three tracks: one which is a full time day program, the second track is modified evening and spring or modified evening and fall program and the final track is the LPN to RN matrix.  

    Admission Requirements for the program are:

    1. Official copy of high school transcript or GED equivalency with transcript, including all college transcripts if applicable
    2. Complete general admissions requirements for the college
    3. Complete and submit Health and Natural Sciences Application Packet
    4. Complete pre-nursing pre-requisites with a 2.0 GPA
    5. Complete the HOBET 5 with an overall composite and reading, math, English comprehension score (the applicant will be responsible for payment)

    The following courses are pre-requisites for the LPN program at South Arkansas Community College: Anatomy & Physiology 1 W/Lab, Diet and Nutrition and Match for Nursing.

    Applicants will be selected on a point system from a combination of pre-requisite GPA, total GPA and HOBET 5 scores.     

    Successful applicants will be required to submit to drug screening and a background check upon entry into the program. Students will also be required to provide proof of current AHA CPR certification or an Arkansas Department of Health approved equivalent program.

    Applicants will be required to provide proof of PPD skin test, IGRA test or evidence of a negative chest X-ray and provide proof of Hepatitis B immunizations (or sign Declination Statement) and provide proof of immunity to Varicella (which can consist of proof of vaccination, physician verifying student had varicella or varicella antibody titer indicating immunity).


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 57
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 31

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Southern Arkansas University Tech
29.23 miles away
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
55.44 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
60.97 miles away
Bossier Parish Community College
73.3 miles away
Southeast Arkansas College
78.28 miles away
College of the Ouachitas
81.22 miles away
Southern University at Shreveport
81.79 miles away
Texarkana College
83.06 miles away
National Park College
93.63 miles away
Pulaski Technical College
110.61 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,238
30k to 48k--
48k to 75k--
75k to 110k--
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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 $96.00 $172.00

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

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: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
South Arkansas Community College
300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71731

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