Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Southeast Arkansas College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

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

Southeast Arkansas College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,640 and fees $550. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,280 and $550 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    The Southeast Arkansas nursing program is intended to provide a bridge for individuals seeking to become registered nurses. The program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board for Nursing.

    The program allows students to become RN’s in a minimum period of time. The college offers two tracks for students desiring to qualify for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing: the LPN or Paramedic to RN transition track and the Generic option.

    All classes are admitted in August with limited places available.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High school diploma or GED
    2. Complete admission requirements for SEARK
    3. Compass scores (41 in Math, 75 in writing and 82 in Reading) ACT composite score of 19 or completion of 15 semester hours of general education relevant to the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    4. Completion of the required nursing program admission exam

    The application deadline is the first Friday of the month.

    Successful applicants are required to notify the nursing department of intent to register and pick-up the acceptance packet within the given time. Students will be expected to submit evidence of current CPR certification level C (American Heart Association), documents of Hepatitis B Series vaccines or waiver, Documents of P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-Ray, and acknowledgement of Functional Abilities Requirements.

    Applicants will also be required to submit to criminal background check at their own expense and students registered for clinical courses will be charged fees for malpractice insurance.

    The school can utilize random drug screening at any time during the course of enrollment in the program at the student’s expense.

  3. LPN

    The Southeast Arkansas practical nursing program is approved by the Arkansas state board of nursing through regular evaluations. The program prepares students to offer direct and primary nursing care under the supervision of a clinical instructor, staff RN and physicians in cooperating clinical facilities. The program also serves as a bridge for students who intend to continue education in nursing or other allied health professions.

    Students will be selected for enrollment on the basis of a point system based on the following criteria:

    1. Completion of all general admission procedures of the College.
    2. Completion of the Nursing and Allied Health Application for Admission form.
    3. COMPASS scores of 51% in Math (Elementary Algebra), 74% in English, and 81% in Reading; or ACT Composite Score of 18; or completion of 15 semester hours of general education applicable to the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    4. College transcript documenting successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Basic Nutrition, and Computer Basics.

    Application deadline for August admission is the 2nd Friday of the March and the 1st Friday in October for January admission. Admission will depend on date of completion of application should the number of qualified applicants exceed the slots available.

    Students accepted to the program are required to show evidence of current AHA CPR certification valid for the entire period of enrollment, Functional Abilities Test or Chest X-Ray, Hepatitis B Series or Signature on SEARK Vaccination Waiver Claim Form. Random drug screening could be require at any time during the enrollment period at the students expense and students in Allied Health programs with clinical components will be assessed a fee for malpractice insurance.

    Students are able to sit for the NCLEX-PN to obtain licensing as a practical nurse after completing the program. A student who successfully completes this program will also be able to transfer up to fourteen semester credit hours to a college or university.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 75
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 34

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Pulaski Technical College
42.52 miles away
College of the Ouachitas
46.92 miles away
Southern Arkansas University Tech
56.43 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
60.15 miles away
National Park College
65.68 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
77.53 miles away
South Arkansas Community College
78.28 miles away
Coahoma Community College
83.07 miles away
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
83.44 miles away
East Arkansas Community College
91.57 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1996 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,916
30k to 48k$7,041
48k to 75k$8,669
75k to 110k$11,068
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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 $88.00 $176.00

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
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown
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. 

Abbott Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Pine Bluff High School who will attend Southeast Arkansas College at Pine Bluff.

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: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

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