Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Helena (PCCUA)

1000 Campus Drive, Helena, AR 72342

PCCUA Description

Phillips Community College is constantly growing to meet the career needs and interests of Eastern Arkansas residents, particularly those from challenged backgrounds.

Located in Helena, Arkansas, Phillips started out with fewer than 250 students and today has an enrollment of over 2,000. Its programs too, have grown from a handful of offerings to include an array of occupational, technical and academic degrees and certificates.

At Philips students may obtain an associate’s degree or certificate in such marketable fields as Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy, Welding, Cosmetology and Pre-Engineering.

Students may also choose to pursue a more academic degree in such subjects as Speech and Drama, English, Math or Political Science, degrees that could lead to a four-year university transfer.

Philips offers distance learning, adult education and continuing education options as well.

The facilities at PCC have also expanded. For example, buildings and facilities are constantly being redesigned to include additional classrooms, labs and offices.

Students who wish to attend Philips but lack the finances or feel impeded by a disability may benefit from the Student Support Services program. Through this program, eligible students who are low-income, disabled or the first in their family to attend college can receive numerous support services. These may include financial counseling and aid, study-skills instruction, career counseling and tutoring, all free of charge.

Quick Facts about Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Helena

Region

Southeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.pccua.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,735

Out-of-State Tuition

$4,055

Retention Rate

54%

Enrollment

2,397

Year Established

1965

PCCUA Students

Total Students
2,397

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
31%
Part-Time
69%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
46%
Caucasian
52%
Asian
1%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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