South Arkansas Community College
South Arkansas Community College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in El Dorado town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,481 students attend the school. Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
South Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,304, and fees were $636. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,128 and $636 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students1,481|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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:
- Official copy of high school transcript or GED equivalency with transcript, including all college transcripts if applicable
- Complete general admissions requirements for the college
- Complete and submit Health and Natural Sciences Application Packet
- Complete pre-nursing pre-requisites with a 2.0 GPA
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||4||48|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$83/credit|
|In State Students||$96/credit|
|Out of State Students||$172/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, 86% of South 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||6%||$563|
|State Grant & Scholarships||27%||$1,042|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||14%||$2,271|
|Federal Student Loans||23%||$3,991|
$6,728Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,030|
|$30,001 to $48,000--|
|$48,001 to $75,000--|
|$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.