Arkansas Northeastern College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1109
Blytheville, AR 72316-1109
Tel: (870)762-1020
Fax: (870)763-3704
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: 80-acre rural campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $3681. Educational spending 2003-04: $3019 per student. Total enrollment: 2,018. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 562 applied, 100% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,117 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 901 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 40% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1410 full-time, $47 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1710 full-time, $57 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3210 full-time, $107 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $4 per semester hour part-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi, Association of Childhood Education International, Nursing Club, Cultural Diversity, Adult Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Funfest, Spring Funfest, Evening Student Appreciation Night. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Adams/Vines Library with 15,493 books, 3,704 microform titles, 165 serials, 682 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $371,306. 280 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

In a rural area with a population of 22,000.

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