Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College is an Arizona community college located in Graham County, Arizona. It was chartered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1888. The main campus is situated in Thatcher, and the college also operates satellite locations in Gila County and Greenlee County. EAC is the oldest community college in the state and is Arizona's only community college with a marching band.

EAC is divided into more than 8 different academic divisions. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The college also fields several men's and women's sports teams.

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Eastern Arizona College
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher , AZ 85552-0769
General Phone: (928) 428-8322

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Eastern Arizona College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair155industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Liberal Arts103foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, political science, sociology, history
Construction Trades88masonry, carpentry, property management, building inspection and management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68EMT paramedic, pre-nursing, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, health aide
Business and Management48business, business management, operations management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, small business management, retail, business and related services
Education and Teaching37elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, business teaching, industrial arts teaching
Landscaping and Horticulture34applied horticulture, horticultural science
Medical Support and Technology21medical assistant, medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, allied health and medical assisting, pre-pharmacy
Engineering Technician17civil engineering tech, mining tech, drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Office and Administration9administrative assistant, general office occupations, business support services
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, data processing tech, information science, web design, computer and media applications, webmastering, computer services management ...
Beauty and Cosmetology4cosmetology
Art Studies2art studies
Medical Administration2medical transcription
Medicine2pre-med, medical preparatory
Production Trades1machinist, machine shop assistant, sheet metal tech, welding
Science1biology, wildlife biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Media0communications tech
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry
Family and Social Work0child development, child care management, child care provider
Therapy and Counseling0psychology
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture, agricultural operations
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Eastern Arizona College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree27065
Award of less than 1 academic year24637
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9719

Eastern Arizona College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern Arizona College had a total enrollment of 5,314 students (3,088 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 2%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 1%
American Indian 8%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 19%
20-21 9%
22-24 7%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 7%
50-64 15%
65+ 16%

Eastern Arizona College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 46 %

Eastern Arizona College Room and Board (2007)

Eastern Arizona College offers campus housing for 418 of its 3,088 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Thatcher, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Eastern Arizona College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,440
Room and board $ 5,205
Books and supplies $ 805
Other expenses $ 3,865

Financial Aid:
Eastern Arizona College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 107300)

Eastern Arizona College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6333

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year61$60,65131$52,930
All faculty totalacademic year61$60,65131$52,930

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eastern Arizona College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports03636

Eastern Arizona College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Operations Management and Supervision
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mining Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Horticultural Science

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Communications Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Aide
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Wildlife Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Eastern Arizona College Apart:

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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