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As the president of Arkansas Northeastern College, I extend a heartfelt welcome to a community where students are not just our priority, but our inspiration.  For nearly half a century, ANC has stood as a beacon of academic excellence and personalized attention.  Our legacy is not just in the courses we offer, but in the lives we've transformed — the thousands of individual success stories that weave the rich tapestry of our history.

At ANC, your educational journey is as unique as you are.  Whether you're here to delve into a specific course, complete a transformative degree, or embark on a path of personal growth, we are here to facilitate your aspirations.  Our commitment extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries, offering dynamic internships, enriching service-learning opportunities, and a plethora of student organizations that foster both leadership and camaraderie.

As a comprehensive two-year institution, we pride ourselves on our diverse spectrum of courses and programs tailored to meet the ever-evolving demands of the modern world.  Our non-residential campus is a vibrant hub of learning, equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia technology, fostering an environment where intellect thrives and innovation blossoms.

But at ANC, education transcends academic boundaries.  We believe in nurturing the whole person.  That's why our Early College program empowers high school students to leap ahead in their educational journey, saving time and resources.  It's why our campus life is vibrant with spaces like The Sun Room — a haven for relaxation and connection — and why we offer extensive support to overcome challenges like transportation and food insecurity.

We understand that pursuing higher education is more than a choice — it's a voyage of self-discovery and growth.  At ANC, we're not just educators; we're allies in your quest for knowledge and success.  We're a community where diverse backgrounds converge to create a tapestry of experiences, a place where you can find your voice, shape your future, and turn aspirations into reality.

As you stand at the threshold of this exciting journey, know that at Arkansas Northeastern College, you're not just choosing an institution.  You're choosing a family — a community committed to nurturing your dreams and equipping you with the tools to craft your own story of success.

Welcome home to Arkansas Northeastern College, where your future begins today.

Dr. Christopher Heigle

Dr. Christopher Heigle

ANC President

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Mississippi County, Arkansas Resident

If you don't fall into one of the above categories, this is your section!

Great news!  ANC is the most affordable college in the state of Arkansas and one of the most affordable in the nation!

Higher education is offered at a lower cost at ANC and many sources of financial aid are available.  From grants to privately funded scholarships, ANC will help you find the funds you need to go to college.

$85 per credit hour

Out-of-State for Missouri Bootheel and Tennessee Border Counties

Includes students and graduates of Buffalo Island Central High School

Out-of-State & International

Includes the Missouri counties of Dunklin, Pemiscot, and New Madrid


$75 per credit hour

Includes residents of Dunklin, New Madrid, and Pemiscot Counties in Missouri and residents of Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, and Shelby Counties in Tennessee.  Residency for fee purposes will be determined at the time of enrollment.  The classification will be made by the Registrar in accordance with regulations of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

$85 per credit hour

$135 per credit hour


We are thrilled you are thinking about becoming a Sun!  If you're looking for a college that's got your back and is ready to help you reach your educational and professional dreams?  Look no further than Arkansas Northeastern College!  We're passionate about partnering with you on your journey, and with ANC, you'll have the support you need to start strong and go far.  Our college is simply the best choice for achieving your goals, no matter where you want to go.  So why wait?  Take the first steps towards your bright future with ANC!

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We have several degrees and certificates to help you reach your goals.  Check it out!

Ready to be a Sun?  Visit this page to check out the steps you'd need to take.  We'd love for you to be part of our family!

Who doesn't like saving money?  There are several ways to help pay for your education.  Visit our financial aid page!


Arkansas Northeastern College has multiple locations.  Our main campus is located in Blytheville, Arkansas and we also have locations in Osceola and Leachville, Arkansas.

MAIN CAMPUS - Blytheville, Arkansas


2501 S. Division St., Blytheville, AR  72315


P.O. Box 1109, Blytheville, AR  72316



ANC Leachville Center


105 North Main Street, Leachville, AR  72438


870-539-2393     870-539-1424

ANC Osceola Center


2868 West Semmes, Osceola, AR  72370


870-563-3236     870-563-8109


On December 17, 1974, the voters of Mississippi Count 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 unto 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 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 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.

Cotton 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.

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 created the expansion of physical facilities.

Today, ANC enrolls students at the main campus in Blytheville, as well as the Leachville Center and the Osceola Center.  Additionally, hundreds of students are served each semester through the College's non-credit and adult education programs.

Following the construction of the initial Main Campus building in 1980, the College later added the B and C Wings, the D Building which houses the Sunshine Grille and Sun Room, the Adams/Vines Building and Library, Statehouse Hall, and the NIBCO Children's Care Center, the Briggs/Sebaugh Wellness Center, the Angela Wren Allied Health enter, and College's newest facility, the ANC Center for Allied Technologies which moved the operations of the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center, and the ACME Center to the Main Campus.

Since its inception, five individuals have led the institution.  Dr. Smith, the first president, left the College in 1983, and was succeeded by Dr. John P. Sullins who served in that capacity for 22 years.  Dr. Robert Myers became the College's third president on January 1, 2005, and served until July 2012, at which time June Walters was named Interim President.  on January 1, 2013, Dr. James Shemwell assumed the position of President of Arkansas Northeastern College and served until June 30, 2023.  Dr. Christopher Heigle was named ANC's fifth President on July 1, 2023.


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ANC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( ), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission

230 N. LaSalle St. Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411


Fax: 312-263-0456

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ANC Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:

The Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 East Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611


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The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Arkansas Northeastern College located in Blytheville, Arkansas is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326


The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is initial accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions Logo

The ANC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) ( ) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

9355 — 113th St. N, #7709

Seminole, FL 33775


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

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088


Fax: 214-703-8992


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ANC is officially approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the Arkansas Division of Higher Education, and the Veterans Administration.  ANC is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans as a college whereby veterans and dependents or spouses of deceased or 100% disabled veterans may obtain subsistence while working toward a degree.

Arkansas Northeastern College has been approved to participate in the

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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The ANC Nursing Programs (RN & LPN) and the Medication Assistant Program at the College are approved by the

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building

1123 S. University, Suite 800

Little Rock, AR 72204


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The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance, Office of Long-Term Care, Nursing Assistant Training Program.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Division of Medical Services

Office of Long-Term Care

Nursing Assistant Training Program

P.O. Box 8059, Slot S405

Little Rock, AR 72203-8059


Federal Aviation Administration Logo

The ANC Aviation Maintenance Program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer FAA Part 147 training courses, Air Agency Certificate 6ANT594K.

Federal Aviation Administration

Memphis Flight Standards (FSDO)

2847 Business Park Drive, Bldg., J

Memphis, TN 38118


In addition, the College holds memberships in various professional organizations and is listed among the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.

Memberships include (but not limited to):

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Arkansas Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (AACEP)

Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAACL)

Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC)

Arkansas General Aviation Association (ARGAA)

Arkansas Institutional Research Organization (AIRO)

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council on Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges (CATYC)

League for Innovation in the Community College

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO)

Students may request, from each respective division Dean, copies of all documents describing the institution's accreditation, approval, or licensing.

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