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Eastern Arizona College Overview

Located in Thatcher, Arizona, Eastern Arizona College is a public institution. Thatcher is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Eastern Arizona College Known For?

1,765 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Eastern Arizona College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 28% of the faculty were full-time.

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Eastern Arizona College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Eastern Arizona College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Other Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Eastern Arizona College?

Location of Eastern Arizona College

Contact details for Eastern Arizona College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769
Phone: 928-428-8272
Website: www.eac.edu

How Do I Get Into Eastern Arizona College?

You can apply to Eastern Arizona College online at: www.eac.edu/Admissions/Portal/

Eastern Arizona College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Eastern Arizona College?

1% Take Out Loans

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 Eastern Arizona College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $3,042 a year. That adds up to $12,168 over four years for those students.

Eastern Arizona College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,762 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,027 undergraduate students at Eastern Arizona College, with 1,762 being full-time and 4,265 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Eastern Arizona College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,762 full-time undergraduates at Eastern Arizona College, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Eastern Arizona College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Arizona College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Eastern Arizona College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 100
Hispanic or Latino 443
White 969
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 204

Over 13 countries are represented at Eastern Arizona College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, France, and Australia.

Online Learning at Eastern Arizona College

241 Took All Classes Online
948 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 948 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Eastern Arizona College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Eastern Arizona College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Arizona College was -7.5%. This is the #2,538 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Eastern Arizona College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Eastern Arizona College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Sales & Marketing 48%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8%
Liberal Arts General Studies 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Eastern Arizona College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Eastern Arizona College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Sales & Marketing #42
Other Business, Management & Marketing #47
Fire Protection #64
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #126
Business Support & Assistant Services #178
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #253
Criminal Justice & Corrections #476

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Arizona College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 292 23 0 315
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 201 1 202
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 100 15 7 122
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 52 0 53 105
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 105 0 105
Building Management & Inspection 93 0 0 93
Business Administration & Management 82 8 0 90
Business Support & Assistant Services 39 3 46 88
Entrepreneurial Studies 27 46 0 73
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 69 0 0 69
Accounting 58 0 0 58
Nursing 0 54 0 54
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 15 0 34 49
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 31 0 34
Cosmetology 3 4 27 34
General Sales & Marketing 29 0 0 29
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 17 4 3 24
Carpentry 23 0 0 23
Precision Metal Working 8 4 9 21
Culinary Arts 20 0 0 20
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 11 1 5 17
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 12 0 12
Dental Support Services 12 0 0 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 10 0 11
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 10 0 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 2 7 0 9
Health & Physical Education 3 5 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 8
Information Science 0 7 0 7
Civil Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 7 0 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 6 6
Audiovisual Communications 2 3 0 5
Fire Protection 2 2 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 4
Forestry 0 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 2 0 2
Allied Health Professions 2 0 0 2
History 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
General Psychology 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
Sociology 0 2 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 1 0 1
Zoology 0 1 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 975 599 191 1,765

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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