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1700 Newcastle Rd.
Forrest City, AR 72335-2204
Tel: (870)633-4480; 877-797-3222
Fax: (870)633-7222
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $28,661. Total enrollment: 1,415. Students come from 4 states and territories, 47% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1380 full-time, $46 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1620 full-time, $54 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1980 full-time, $66 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi, Baptist Student Union, Student Activities Committee, Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Major annual events: Spring Barbecue, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, 16-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 21,908 books and 109 serials. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Forrest City, with a population of 13,803, is the county seat of St. Francis County.

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