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President's WelcomeDr. James Shemwell

We are very proud of Arkansas Northeastern College's reputation for both personal attention and excellence in teaching; however, we are especially proud of the individual achievements and successes of the thousands of students who comprise our history.  We look forward to greeting you and visiting with you about Arkansas Northeastern College and how the College can help you to accomplish your goals.

 

Students at ANC are as diversified as its locations.  Some enroll for a single course, others complete a certificate or degree, and still others enter in just knowing that they are ready for growth.  Many students extend their learning beyond the classroom through internships and service learning, as well as involvement in one of the many student organizations on campus.

 

As a comprehensive, two-year institution of higher education, Arkansas Northeastern College offers a flexible schedule and courses at each of its locations in Blytheville, Burdette, Leachville, Osceola, and Paragould.  Arkansas Northeastern College is a non-residential college, with a primary focus on learning.  Classes are small and highly interactive.  Classrooms are wired with the latest multimedia internet technology.

 

At Arkansas Northeastern College, people can join others like themselves in creating the futures they want.  ANC offers access to higher education and the opportunity to prepare for a variety of career fields.  ANC graduates go on to become doctors and lawyers, business owners and industry managers.  Technical certificates and job training programs provide relevant skills for entering the workplace with better earning potential - in one year or less, in many cases.  ANC students train to become nurses while others pursue careers in steel industry, law enforcement or dental assisting technology.  The list of opportunities is endless.  ANC can provide training for career advancement or skills for a whole new career.  Arkansas Northeastern College is a great place to start!


- Dr. James Shemwell

ANC President



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ANC at a Glance

  • ANC has the lowest tuition cost in the state of Arkansas.

  • A student profile reveals that female students outnumber male students and account for over 70% of the enrollment. 

  • Minority enrollment is approximately 30%.

  • Over 200 high school students each semester are taking classes on one of the ANC campuses.

  • The average age of students at ANC is 28.

  • Approximately 55% of the College's enrollment is full-time.

  • Of current ANC students, approximately 30% are utilizing off-campus centers.

  • Students living in the Missouri Bootheel account for approximately 15% of the College's enrollment.


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Accreditation

Arkansas Northeastern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.  The Nursing Programs (RN & LPN) at the College are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.  ANC's Aviation Maintenance Program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and students are eligible to take the FAA certification examination for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics.  Arkansas Northeastern is officially approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the State Department of Higher Education, and the Veterans Administration.  The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  In addition, the College holds memberships in various professional organizations, including the American Association of Community Colleges, and is listed among the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.  Students may request, from each respective division head, copies of all documents describing the institution's accreditation, approval, or licensing.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Central Association

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604

(800) 621-7440

HLC Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS)


The Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 East Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 440-2500


The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP)

1361 Park St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350 


Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building

1123 S. University, Suite 800

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 686-2700


Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

Phone: (214) 703-8445

Fax: (214) 703-8992

www.coaemsp.org


Federal Aviation Administration

Little Rock FSDO-11

1701 Bond St.

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 918-4400 



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HistoryOld MCCC Location - Sudbury Building

On December 17, 1974, the voters of Mississippi County approved the establishment of a community college district and the levying of a three mill tax to finance construction of the new campus. The State Board of Higher Education and the State Legislature had previously approved establishment of the institution. Governor Dale Bumpers appointed a nine member Board of Trustees who began a search for a President for the institution. Dr. Harry V. Smith, selected as the first President of the College, began service in February 1975, and served until October 1, 1983, when he was succeeded by Dr. John P. Sullins. An administrative team and faculty were assembled, and on August 25, 1975, classes began for the first time in renovated, temporary facilities located in the former Sudbury Elementary School at 200 South Lake Street in Blytheville. Approximately 800 students enrolled for credit the first term. Non-credit community service courses began with an additional 500 students in the spring term. In February 1976, the Board of Trustees purchased 80 acres of land for construction of the campus on South Highway 61.


On April 29, 1977, United States Vice President Walter F. Mondale announced that the College had been awarded a $6.3 million federal grant to build the nation’s first solar photovoltaic prototype facility. An additional $500,000 was received and combined with the $6.3 million grant and a $2.5 million county bond issue. The campus on South Highway 61 was occupied in August of 1980. In May 1980, the College was notified that it had been accredited and had attained membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


MCCC Solar Panel FieldCotton Boll Technical Institute first opened its doors on November 14, 1966. At that time approximately fifty students enrolled. The school was housed in a single 26,462 square foot building surrounded by cotton fields off Interstate 55 at Burdette. That facility has grown substantially since its beginning and now consists of over 68,000 square feet of building space and sits on 45.8 acres of land.


With more than 60 years of history between them, Cotton Boll Technical Institute merged with Mississippi County Community College on July 1, 2003, to become Arkansas Northeastern College. This merger expanded the technical opportunities offered by the College as well as the expansion of physical facilities including the Burdette campus and Paragould (Greene County) Center. Today, the College enrolls students at the main campus in Blytheville, as well as the Harry L. Crisp Center, and the Moore Center. Additionally, students are also enrolled at the Burdette Center, the Leachville Center, the Osceola Center, the Paragould Center, and other locations throughout Mississippi County. An additional 2,500 students are served each semester through the College’s non-credit and adult education programs.



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Campus Locations


Main Campus (Blytheville, AR)

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Street Address
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, AR 72315

Phone
870.762.1020  

Burdette Center

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Street Address
Highway 148 and Interstate 55
Burdette, AR 72321

Phone
870.780.1200

 

Crisp Center

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Street Address
4213 East Highway 18
Blytheville, AR 72315

Phone
870.838.2934

 

Leachville Center

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Street and Mailing Address
105 North Main Street
Leachville, AR 72438

 

Phone

870.539.2393

 

Osceola Center

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Street Address

2868 West Semmes Avenue
Osceola, AR 72370

Phone
870.563.3236

 

Paragould Center

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Mailing Address
PO Box 458
Paragould, AR 72450

Phone
870.239.3200

 

 

 

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2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, Arkansas 72351
870-762-1020