East Arkansas Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,580
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,873
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
17.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
934
48% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25%
34 Graduates

About

East Arkansas Community College is a higher education institution located in St. Francis County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at East Arkansas Community College were .

In 2020, 464 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Arkansas Community College. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (255 degrees), 1.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $2,580, which is $−5,400 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $2,580, which is $−5,400 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,873.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending East Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,580
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at East Arkansas Community College was $2,580. The cost of tuition at East Arkansas Community College is $−5,400 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,873
2020 Value
3.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 East Arkansas Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,873. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of East Arkansas Community College grew by 3.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,150
Room and Board
$2,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Arkansas Community College was of $7,150 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at East Arkansas Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 15.2% with respect to 2019, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
17.8%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at East Arkansas Community College was 17.8%, which represents 8 out of the 45 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

East Arkansas Community College has a total enrollment of 934 students. The full-time enrollment at East Arkansas Community College is 448 students and the part-time enrollment is 486. This means that 48% of students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 42% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.642% Asian, 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.8%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 934 students. The full-time enrollment at East Arkansas Community College is 448 and the part-time enrollment is 486. This means that 48% of students enrolled at East Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at East Arkansas Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), East Arkansas Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    504
  2. Black or African American
    392
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14

The enrolled student population at East Arkansas Community College is 54% White, 42% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.642% Asian, 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 40 more women than men received degrees from East Arkansas Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at East Arkansas Community College is white (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Arkansas Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at East Arkansas Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Police officers (126,594 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (81,812 people), Other managers (74,447 people), Construction managers (38,306 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (37,732 people).

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), and Construction (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Other financial specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), and Construction (5 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (301,256 people), Elementary & secondary schools (156,266 people), Construction (104,919 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (55,615 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (48,018 people).

The most specialized majors at East Arkansas Community College are Transportation (28 degrees awarded), Precision Production (40 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (165 degrees), and Construction (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Arkansas Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Arkansas Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

212
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
252
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 212 degrees were awarded to men at East Arkansas Community College, which is 0.841 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (252).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 39 degrees were awarded to men at East Arkansas Community College in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 73 degrees were awarded to women at East Arkansas Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.17 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from East Arkansas Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (36.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Arkansas Community College is Female and White (36.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    255 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    188 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Arkansas Community College is white (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (188 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at East Arkansas Community College is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

East Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $326k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60k (18.4%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, East Arkansas Community College had a total salary expenditure of $15.7M. East Arkansas Community College employs 48 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at East Arkansas Community College are Male No academic ranks (25), Female No academic ranks(23), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Service with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$326k
2020 Endowment
5.57%
growth from 2019

East Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at about $326k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of East Arkansas Community College grew 5.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.1M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $941k - Federal
  2. $104k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, East Arkansas Community College received $941k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $104k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.99M
2020 Salaries
1.78%
decline from 2019

In 2020, East Arkansas Community College paid a median of $6.99M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($15.7M) and a 1.78% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.27% decline from 2018 and a 30.1% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.42M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, East Arkansas Community College paid a total of $2.42M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College were No academic rank with 48 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees; and Service with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Arkansas Community College was Male No academic rank with 25 employees, and Female No academic rank with 23 employees.

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