El Dorado Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around El Dorado

South Arkansas Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,128 average out-state tuition; $2,304 average in-state tuition
Lynndale Fundamentals of Beauty LLC
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Professional Cosmetology Education Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit


El Dorado is a city in, and the county seat of, Union County, on the southern border of Arkansas, United States. According to estimates, the 2012 census, the population of the city is 18,491.

El Dorado is headquarters of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission as well as Murphy Oil, Murphy USA, Deltic Timber Corporation, and the Lion Oil Refinery. The city contains a community college, South Arkansas Community College ("SouthArk"), a multi-cultural arts center: South Arkansas Arts Center (SAAC). El Dorado is the population, cultural, and business center of the regional area.

The city is best known as being the heart of the 1920s oil boom in southern Arkansas. Its nickname is "Arkansas’s Original Boomtown". During World War II, it became a center of the chemical industry, which still plays a part in the economy, as do oil and timber. El Dorado is located approximately 100 miles (160 km) from the state capital of Little Rock.

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