Searcy, AR Colleges

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Searcy (/?s?rsi/ SUR-see) is the largest city and county seat of White County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 22,858. It is the principal city of the Searcy, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of White County. Like Searcy County, the city takes its name from Richard Searcy, a judge for the Superior Court of the Arkansas Territory.

Searcy is the home of Harding University, a private, higher-academic, Christian university affiliated with the Churches of Christ and the state's largest private university. Harding College (its original name) moved to Searcy from Morrilton in 1934, having bought the campus of the defunct Galloway Female College, a Methodist college for women.

One of the state's largest banks, First Security Bank, was established in Searcy in 1932 as Security Bank. First Security now has over $3.2 billion in assets and 70 locations in Arkansas.

Regional ice cream producer and distributor Yarnell Ice Cream Co. had its headquarters in the city's downtown area, until the company shuttered in July 2011. However, in April 2012 Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co., a Chicago-based wholesome snack manufacturer with a plant in Searcy, completed the acquisition of Yarnell’s Ice Cream Co.

In recent years, ITT, Maytag, and Kohler closed large factories in the city. Many companies associated with natural gas that supported the brief natural gas boom have also left the city.

Latina Imports and Latina Nursery are also located in Searcy and is one of the largest female, Hispanic-owned companies in Arkansas.

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Schools in and around Searcy, AR

Name
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,260 average out-state tuition; $2,520 average in-state tuition
Marsha Kay Beauty College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Ozarka College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,152 average out-state tuition; $1,800 average in-state tuition
North Arkansas College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,744 average out-state tuition; $2,040 average in-state tuition
Bee Jays Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Lyon College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,682 average out-state tuition; $22,682 average in-state tuition
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,360 average out-state tuition; $1,728 average in-state tuition

Searcy, AR Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship $3,000 December 01, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016