UA Rich Mountain Community College

Mena, AR 71953

The University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain is a public two-year community college that is located in Mena, Arkansas. This school was established in 1973 and it has over 1,000 students enrolled. It has a 40-acre main campus that features several buildings such as a library, a radio station, a television broadcasting studio, a machine tool maintenance building, and several classroom buildings. The school offers its students many different degree programs and there are also several certificate programs to choose from. This gives students the chance to receive a varied education that will help them to pursue their desired career path.

Those who wish to pursue nursing should know that this is a popular campus for prospective nurses. It has a dedicated LPN program ADN program. All students will learn how to provide quality and safe care to patients during these programs. These education programs are designed to help students engage in critical thinking and it will teach them how to operate independently, as well as how to work as part of a medical team. The end goal of these nursing programs is to help students to function well in a professional setting and students will have access to all of the best tools to make it happen. 


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
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 0 15
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 21
Certificate 1 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 86.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1990 - 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$80/credit
In State Students$94/credit
Out of State Students$203/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 $3,600 $4,230 $9,135
ADN 70 $5,600 $6,580 $14,210
BSN 125 $10,000 $11,750 $25,375
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, 98% of UA Rich Mountain Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 85% $4,964
Other Federal Grant 20% $396
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $1,273
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 35% $1,247
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$4,045
$30,001 to $48,000$4,983
$48,001 to $75,000$5,402
$75,001 to $110,000$6,874
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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.

UA Rich Mountain Community College
1100 College Dr
Mena, AR 71953

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