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Black River Technical College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Black River Technical College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Black River Technical College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Black River Technical College was awarded 18 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Black River Technical College is ranked #1,884 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Black River Technical College held the #2,289 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Black River Technical College also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Black River Technical College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Black River Technical College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Black River Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Black River Technical College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Black River Technical College is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Black River Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 48% rate at Black River Technical College is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100

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Black River Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,350 undergraduates at Black River Technical College with 768 being full-time and 582 being part-time.

How Much Does Black River Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of Black River Technical College is $4,721. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Black River Technical College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Black River Technical College, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $4,546 a year. That adds up to $18,184 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Black River Technical College is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Black River Technical College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Black River Technical College make about $30,617 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 28% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Black River Technical College

Located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Black River Technical College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Black River Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1410 Hwy 304 East, Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: 870-248-4000

Black River Technical College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Black River Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Black River Technical College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 876 students took at least one online class at Black River Technical College. This is an increase from the 608 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 876 369
2018-2019 608 195
2017-2018 749 162
2016-2017 750 177
2015-2016 687 176

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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