Education

A solid education system is the foundation for a strong local economy. Cross County has multiple campuses that are constantly improving the quality of education in our region.

  • Wynne High School has invested more than $3.5 million for new science labs and classrooms.
  • The Cross County School District spent millions of dollars to build a state-of-the-art elementary school.
  • The Wynne camps of East Arkansas Community College installed two long-distance learning laboratories that enable students and employers to connect worldwide for training or meeting purposes.

Our regional universities and colleges serve to address any needs of our residents and businesses—from welding and CAD drawings to nursing and engineering to post-graduate degrees in business and education.

Our community colleges formulate training strategies to meet your company's specific needs, often using the same equipment you have at your facility. In short, we want to work with you to determine what you need for your business.

Institution City Distance (Miles) Enrollment (Fall '13)
Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR 40 13,500+
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Forest City, AR 15 1,800
Cross County School District Cherry Valley, AR 15 -
East Arkansas Community College–Forrest City Forest City, AR 15 -
East Arkansas Community College–Wynne Wynne, AR 0 -
Mid-South Community College West Memphis, AR 35 -
Delta Design's Cosmetology School Wynne, AR  0 -
Wynne School District Wynne, AR 0 -

Education & Residency

  CROSS COUNTY ARKANSAS
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 86.2% 82.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 0.5% 4.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 1.2% 6.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 77.8% 82.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 12.0% 19.6%
Veterans, 2007-2011 1,235 245,969
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 24.8 21.2