South Arkansas Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in El Dorado, AR

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How much is the SouthArk tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, SouthArk's tuition & fees is $3,540 for Arkansas residents and $5,364 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 $20,201 for Arkansas residents and $22,025 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

SouthArk Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$3,540
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,364
Books & Supplies Costs$1,635
Off-campus Room & Board$7,941
Off-campus Expenses$7,085
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$4,161
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,979

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, SouthArk' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $8,461.
South Arkansas Community College$3,540$5,364
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
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 SouthArk 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.
South Arkansas Community CollegeEl Dorado, AR$3,540$5,364
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

Financial Aid and COA

At South Arkansas Community College, 839 students (74%) 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 $5,917.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SouthArk is $16,108 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 166 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 $5,435 and the average amount of student loans is $4,783.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$20,201$22,025
Tuition & Fees$3,540$5,364
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,661$16,661
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,284$16,108
Average Financial Aid$5,917$5,917
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship83974%$5,917
Pell Grants48543%$4,182
Federal Student Loan22920%$4,913
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid16697%-
Grants or Scholarships15188%$5,435
Federal Grants15087%$4,625
Pell Grants9052%$5,027
Other Federal Grants13578%$1,788
State/Local Grants3722%$976
Institutional Grants4325%$2,110
Student Loan Aid2313%$4,783
Federal Student Loans2313%$4,783
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level5148$5,142
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

South Arkansas Community College has a total of 1,162 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 377 male students and 755 female students attending SouthArk. The school offers online degree programs and 334 students enrolled online exclusively (28.74% of all students).
Undergraduate1,132 377755

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address300 S West Ave, El Dorado, AR
Degree & Programs
Program Offered59 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,162
Graduation Rate28%
Transfer-out Rate11%
Retention Rate49% (Full-time), 52% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties49 (Full-time), 36 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs150 (Full-time), 36 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$46,785
Average Staff Salary$43,816