The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope campuses in Hope and Texarkana have been ranked by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as first in the University of Arkansas System Colleges and second in the state among the 22 two-year colleges for fall-to-fall enrollment increases. UACCH’s 9.5 percent increase for fall-to-fall enrollment has occurred when an average of 3.5 percent decrease in enrollment was experienced by two-year colleges across the state.
The College’s first place in enrollment growth was preceded by last spring’s announcement by the U of A System that UACCH was named first in graduation rate among the University of Arkansas System Colleges and fourth among all 22 two-year colleges for graduation rate. These chart-topping rankings for UACCH campuses are catching the attention not only of students, but also of a state-wide audience.
Chris Thomason, UACCH Chancellor, had the following comments about the recent announcement. “We are pleased to continue to see growth at UACCH and UACCH-Texarkana. “We celebrate not only healthy enrollments, but also outstanding graduation rates.” He continued, “We have accepted Governor Mike Beebe’s challenge to increase the number of citizens with college degrees, and we are doing all we can to provide an affordable, top quality education for the southwest region of the state.”