East Arkansas Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Forrest City, AR

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How much is the East Arkansas CC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, East Arkansas CC's tuition & fees is $4,188 for Arkansas residents and $4,980 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $18,408 for Arkansas residents and $19,200 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

East Arkansas CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$4,188
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,980
Books & Supplies Costs$2,200
Off-campus Room & Board$7,150
Off-campus Expenses$4,870
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$5,622
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$6,667

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, East Arkansas CC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $8,461.
East Arkansas Community College$4,188$4,980
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Arkansas 2-4 Years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between East Arkansas CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
East Arkansas Community CollegeForrest City, AR$4,188$4,980
Arkansas Northeastern CollegeBlytheville, AR$2,850$4,250
Phillips Community College of the University of ArkansasHelena, AR$3,650$5,270
University of Arkansas Hope-TexarkanaHope, AR$3,880$4,960
South Arkansas Community CollegeEl Dorado, AR$3,540$5,364

Financial Aid and COA

At East Arkansas Community College, 730 students (69%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,445.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at East Arkansas CC is $15,755 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 110 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,319 and the average amount of student loans is $5,310.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$18,408$19,200
Tuition & Fees$4,188$4,980
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,220$14,220
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,963$15,755
Average Financial Aid$3,445$3,445
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship73069%$3,445
Pell Grants41739%$4,596
Federal Student Loan555%$5,520
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid11090%-
Grants or Scholarships10989%$5,319
Federal Grants9880%$5,260
Pell Grants9880%$4,987
Other Federal Grants5545%$487
State/Local Grants1916%$884
Institutional Grants2823%$1,694
Student Loan Aid54%$5,310
Federal Student Loans54%$5,310
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level9999$5,578
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

East Arkansas Community College has a total of 1,179 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 353 male students and 703 female students attending East Arkansas CC. The school offers online degree programs and 422 students enrolled online exclusively (35.79% of all students).
Undergraduate1,056 353703

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1700 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, AR
Degree & Programs
Program Offered63 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,179
Graduation Rate40%
Transfer-out Rate7%
Retention Rate55% (Full-time), 63% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties48 (Full-time), 27 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs129 (Full-time), 41 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$44,264
Average Staff Salary$42,939