Rich Mountain Community College

Rich Mountain Community College

Rich Mountain Community College is a two-year college located on a 40-acre campus in Mena, Arkansas. The college is sometimes referred to as RMCC. It was originally founded in 1973 as the Rich Mountain Vocational-Technical School. A decade later, it merged with the Henderson State University off-campus program and the combined entity came to be the present RMCC. The college offers certificate and associate programs in academic disciplines like business administration, information technology, arts, humanities, natural science and social sciences.

RMCC has a Student Government Association that represents the student body of the college and acts as a liaison between the students and authorities. Student can choose from over 60 clubs and organizations, including the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the Rich Mountain Video Team. Financial aid is available through work study programs, loans, grants and scholarships like the B & D Scholarship and the Carroll Davis Endowed Scholarship.

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Contacting Rich Mountain Community College

Rich Mountain Community College
1100 College Dr
Mena , AR 71953
General Phone: (479) 394-7622

Rich Mountain Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts49liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26licensed practical nurse
Business and Management5sales and marketing
Education and Teaching5teacher ed
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Family and Social Work1child development
Engineering Technician1computer systems tech
Computer Science and Engineering1webmastering

Number of programs and degrees for Rich Mountain Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year22
Associate's degree627
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years272

Rich Mountain Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rich Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 1,004 students (580 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 25%
20-21 8%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 7%
65+ 14%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Rich Mountain Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 41 %
Part-Time 41 %

Rich Mountain Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rich Mountain Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,728
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,152
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Rich Mountain Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2111100)

Rich Mountain Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*3$50,216
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$50,216

*: 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
No academic rankacademic year8$49,22310$43,894
All faculty totalacademic year8$49,22310$43,894

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

Rich Mountain Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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Rich Mountain Community College Highlights

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What Sets Rich Mountain Community College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Rich Mountain Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Rich Mountain Community College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Rich Mountain Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Rich Mountain Community College Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Rich Mountain Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Rich Mountain Community College % of degrees in office and administration

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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