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South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas College Community or as the college logo says, SouthArk, is a public, two-year, community college, in El Dorado, Arkansas. The College was established in 1992 through a merger between the Oil Belt Technical College and the El Dorado branch of Southern Arkansas University. The Original Oil Belt Technical College is called the East Campus and the original Southern Arkansas University is called the West Campus. The college now has more than 1300 students.

The most popular courses in SouthArk are nutrition, exercise therapy and production trades. The other courses offered by the college include health and natural sciences, liberal arts, business trade and industry and adult education.

Writer's Ink, Between the Lines and South Arkansas Historical Journal are the three college-sponsored publications. SouthArk is affiliated with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as well as the Arkansas Association of Two-year colleges.

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Contacting South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas Community College
300 S West Ave
El Dorado , AR 71731-7010
General Phone: (870) 862-8131
http://www.southark.edu

South Arkansas Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine102EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts54liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology38medical coding, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Education and Teaching32teacher ed, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling19physical therapist assistant
Transportation16truck and bus driver
Mechanics and Repair15electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, automobile mechanics
Production Trades12welding
Business and Management9accounting technology, MIS, business and related services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8occupational therapist assistant
Medical Administration6medical transcription
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Engineering Technician0environmental engineering tech
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and police

Number of programs and degrees for South Arkansas Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree10713
Award of less than 1 academic year887
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11710

South Arkansas Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Arkansas Community College had a total enrollment of 1,319 students (1,047 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 37%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 18%
20-21 14%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

South Arkansas Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 37 %

South Arkansas Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of El Dorado, 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.

South Arkansas Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,880
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,112
Books and supplies $ 1,906

Financial Aid:
South Arkansas Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2074600)

South Arkansas Community College Faculty

South Arkansas Community College has a tenure system for 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 year2*24$49,795
All faculty totalcalendar year2*24$49,795

*: 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 year13$44,09723$45,451
All faculty totalacademic year13$44,09723$45,451

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

South Arkansas Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

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

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Transportation
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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South Arkansas Community College Highlights

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What Sets South Arkansas Community College Apart:

CategoryTrophy 
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%South Arkansas Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%South Arkansas Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%South Arkansas Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%South Arkansas Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%South Arkansas Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%South Arkansas Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%South Arkansas Community College % of degrees in production trades

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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