East Arkansas Community College

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East Arkansas Community College (EACC) is a community college in Forrest City, Arkansas in the Arkansas Delta.

The catalyst for the school's founding was a 1971 donation by Betty Jo Hodges, which allowed for the purchase of a 40 acre campus site. St. Francis County voters approved a tax increase in 1973, which funded capital construction at the site. The college began holding classes on August 26, 1974. 684 students were enrolled for the initial semester.[1]

In 2005, the school opened an extension center in Wynne. Arkansas State Representative Marshall Wright, a lawyer in Forrest City, is a member of the EACC Foundation Board. Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year was 1,368 students [1].


  1. ^ "History of EACC." East Arkansas Community College. Retrieved on June 1, 2013.

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Coordinates: 35°02′31″N 90°46′05″W / 35.04197°N 90.76799°W / 35.04197; -90.76799