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 South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas Community College - El Dorado, AR

300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

General information:(870)862-8131
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,765( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,792 $1,868 $2,060 -9%
Out-of-state $3,496 $3,668 $3,932 -7%
Books and supplies $1,925 $1,934 $2,127 -9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,141 $6,448 $6,834 -6%
Other $7,300 $10,814 $12,870 -19%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,862 $4,798 $3,846 25%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,717 $3,802 $4,187 -25%
Off Campus $17,158 $21,064 $23,891 -9%
Off Campus with Family $6,579 $8,600 $8,033 0%
On Campus $5,421 $5,602 $6,059 -17%
Off Campus $18,862 $22,864 $25,763 -12%
Off Campus with Family $8,283 $10,400 $9,905 11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,016
In-state fees $284
Out-of-state tuition $3,648
Out-of-state fees $284
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 168 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 150 85% $752,308 $5,015
Federal grants 130 73% $653,042 $5,023
Pell grants 130 73% $626,795 $4,822
Other federal grants 35 20% $26,247 $750
State/local government grant or scholarships 37 21% $63,000 $1,703
Institutional grants or scholarships 21 12% $36,266 $1,727
Student loan aid 49 28% $183,260 $3,740
Federal student loans 49 28% $183,260 $3,740
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,203 68% $8,469,191 $7,040
Pell grants 928 52% $3,933,653 $4,239
Federal student loans 563 32% $3,391,548 $6,024


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,743 $7,541 $7,538
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,525 $6,231 $7,967
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,994 $4,523 Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,971 $8,661 Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 $5,111 $8,891 Not applicable
$110,001 and more $7,892 $9,630 Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,765
Undergraduate enrollment 1,765
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 116
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1983 Accredited


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

04/01/2001 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/10/2000 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/01/1980 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 011
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17.1%
Number in default40
Number in repayment233

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 02074600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-1-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General2102
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-63
Business/Commerce, General--0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-0-
Management Information Systems, General--0
Category total2175
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching823
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--6
Category total829
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--0
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)10113
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-59-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-6-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--12
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-3-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide26--
Occupational Therapist Assistant--9
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist0--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--17
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--0
Surgical Technology/Technologist0-2
Category total367964
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration100
Criminal Justice/Police Science8-12
Category total9012
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies--35
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-42-
Category total-4235
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician215-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician52-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General--0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other-2-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician1--
Category total2790
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--6
Category total--6
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General113-
Category total113-
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder603-
Category total603-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician-00
Category total-00
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor0--
Category total0--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art--0
Category total--0
Grand total153155131