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South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, AR

At A Glance

Main Address

300 S West Ave

El Dorado, AR 71730-5936

www.southark.edu

Admission Office

Box 7010

El Dorado, AR 71731-7010

(870) 862-8131

Fax : (870) 864-7137

admissions@southark.edu

Contact : Dean Inman

Dean of Enrollment Services

Type of School

Small

Public

community college

junior college

technical college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1550

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 1,413

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 244

In-State Tuition : $3,360.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $6,000.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 19

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 15 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Other : 50.0%
Health Professions : 32.0%
Liberal Arts : 7.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting C
Accounting and Finance C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C
Business Administration and Management, General A
Business/Commerce, General A
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Support specialist C
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications C
Information Technology A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A C
Education, General A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching A C
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant C
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) C
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A C
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder C
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist A
Occupational Therapist Assistant A
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist C
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer A
Radiologist Assistant A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Surgical Technology/Technologist A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A C
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician C
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician A C
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician, General C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General C
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design C
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist C

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science A C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 115 miles south from Little Rock.

Large Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,413

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 244

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,129

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 24

In state students : 87.0%

Out of state students : 13.0%

Part Time students : 53.0%

Percentage of males : 25.0%

Percentage of females : 75.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 1.0%

Black African American : 37.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 5.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 54.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Stars

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Rifle

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

SouthArk is an open admissions institution. All students qualify for enrollment, regardless of academic record, test scores, or other criteria. Certain programs within the college, however, have a selective admissions process based on academic record and qualifying test results. An example of such a program is nursing.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: South Arkansas Community College awards credit for prior learning through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance examination Board for entering freshmen. A student who submits the official test transcript verifying earned scores of 3, 4, or 5 may be awarded college credit for an equivalent course listed in the general catalog. This policy includes the opportunity for an incoming student to enter with sophomore standing if sufficient credit has been earned through the AP program. Credit permitted will only be allowed for the corresponding course or sequence of courses at the college, but no grade will be assigned to the approved credit nor will the hours meet residency requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

French I

50

3

French II

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

--

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 66.0%

% of loans / jobs : 34.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Veronda Tatum

Financial aid office phone : (870) 864-7133

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $84.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $172.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Minority Status

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$3,360.00

$3,360.00

$3,360.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$6,000.00

$6,000.00

$6,000.00

Room only:

--

$7,454.00

$3,284.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$5,979.00

$3,883.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,639.00

$1,639.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$4,360.00

$19,432.00

$13,166.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$7,000.00

$22,072.00

$15,806.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 31.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 69.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $6,000.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,454.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $172.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students