Black River Technical College: Narrative Description

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1410 Hwy. 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Tel: (870)248-4000
Free: 800-919-3086
Admissions: (870)892-4565
Fax: (870)248-4100
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 55-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,243. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 652 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 591 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 53% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: Common Application. Required for some: high school transcript, interview, ACT, ACT ASSET, or SAT I. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1560 full-time, $52 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1980 full-time, $66 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5340 full-time, $178 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: night patrol. College housing not available. Black River Technical College Library with 10,000 books, 200 serials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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