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Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to providing accessible, quality educational programs, services, and lifelong learning opportunities.




Because Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to the ideal of the worth and dignity of individuals, its philosophy is to provide opportunities to youth and adults for development of purposeful, gratifying, and useful lives in a democratic society.  The College accepts the national goal of providing at least two years of education beyond the high school level.  Paramount in such education are programs of study designed to fit the needs of students of varying educational and vocational goals and those which provide  co-curricular activities and community services consistent with the concept of the community college.


Operating in the larger context of local, state, regional, and national higher educational patterns, the College seeks to respond to the needs of individuals and their levels of ability and development.  Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to the purpose statements listed below.



  1. To provide an access to quality higher education opportunity for all individuals regardless of age, sex, race, or ancestry; economic, cultural or physical condition or previous educational attainment, within the provisions of law and resources available.

  2. To provide programs of study for students who wish to transfer to other institutions to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

  3. To provide occupational/vocational/technical programs and curricula leading to immediate employment and to offer programs for students who wish to upgrade their skills for current, or future, employment.

  4. To offer programs in general education.

  5. To offer credit/noncredit courses which meet community needs.

  6. To offer developmental programs to improve basic skills.

  7. To offer personalized counseling and support services.

  8. To promote the civic and cultural activities and provide for the avocational needs of enrolled students.

  9. To promote the civic and cultural activities of the community and provide for the avocational needs of the service community.

  10. To provide a positive and constructive experience for new students enhancing their educational growth, aspirations, and abilities to continue their education at this institution and beyond.




The development of Arkansas Northeastern College's Long-Range Plan employed the findings and recommendations from timely reviews and assessments of the College's accomplishments.  These included the College's North Central Association Self-Study and the Final Report of a visit by an NCA team of consultants/evaluators, an Institutional Effectiveness Study report, and Arkansas Department of Higher Education Program Reviews of the past five years.  These and other studies and reports were used to develop a listing of goal statements concerning achievement of mission and purposes.  Additional goal statements were solicited from faculty, staff, board, and community representatives and incorporated in a non-duplicated listing.  The College community was invited to identify those statements deemed most important and served to combine or eliminate and reduce the numbers of the most important statements for consideration by a group consensus process.  Analysis of the results produced the goal statements presented to, and adopted by, the College's Board of Trustees on December 15, 2004.



  1. The College shall offer relevant curricula and quality educational programs that utilize flexible delivery methods while ensuring academic excellence and integrity.

  2. The College shall facilitate the transition of students into higher education by strengthening partnerships and improving communication with secondary schools, governmental agencies, and business/industry.

  3. The College shall provide systems and processes to encourage student enrollment, increase retention, and facilitate transition into careers or further learning opportunities.

  4. The College shall enhance instruction, student learning, and the delivery of administrative and educational services to students, faculty, and staff by implementing and supporting technological systems and services.

  5. The College shall participate in regional economic development as a partner and innovative leader in training, retraining, and educational services provided to business and industries in the region.

  6. The College shall ensure the efficient and effective use of all available resources by maintaining a high level of stewardship and accountability.

  7. The College shall cultivate a learning environment that promotes cultural enrichment, communication, diversity, and lifelong learning opportunities for its constituencies.

  8. The College shall increase access to baccalaureate and master degree programs for area citizens.


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Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, Arkansas 72351