University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
Joined System: 1997
At a Glance
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) serves an eight-county area in northeast Arkansas, offering associate degrees, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, adult education (GED and ESL) and kids’ college. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the campus has expanded program offerings and student services over the last five years in order to meet its student-focused mission. Supported by an Independence County sales tax, UACCB provides affordable access to technical education and college transfer programs that meet the diverse higher education needs of the citizens of north central Arkansas.
Points of Pride
- UACCB opened its $5 million Nursing and Allied Health Building last year, which is utilized by more than 300 allied health students. The 40,000 square-foot facility includes seven classrooms, a 200-seat lecture hall, four clinical labs, conference meeting rooms and faculty offices.
- UACCB received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program. The Title III Grant funds efforts to increase student graduation and transfer rates over the next five years.