Rich Mountain Community College: Narrative Description

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1100 College Dr.
Mena, AR 71953
Tel: (479)394-7622; Admissions: (479)394-7622; Fax: (479)394-2628; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Endowment: $301,360. Total enrollment: 1,078. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: 8/25. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $888 full-time, $37 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1104 full-time, $46 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3312 full-time, $138 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $48 full-time, $2 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Most popular organizations: SGA, Baptist Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Golf Club, TV and Video Club. Major annual events: SGA Spring Cookout, fall welcome back activities, Honors Ceremony. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: administrator on night duty. College housing not available. St. John Library with 13,299 books, 417 microform titles, 81 serials, 674 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $103,418. 88 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.