NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Tel: (479)636-9222
8,020 students
Public institution
NWACC is a comprehensive, learning-centered two-year college dedicated primarily to meeting the educational needs of its service area. NWACC offers a comprehensive education program including, but without limitation, technical occupational programs, freshman and sophomore programs for students to transfer to four-year colleges, specialty courses, professional continuing education courses, community enrichment classes, and business and industry training to meet the needs of the emerging and existing workforce. Part-time and full-time students are valued equally.
School Highlights:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College serves 8,020 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Benton County County, AR.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Rogers) (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 250 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,020 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,020 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
2,843 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 5,177 students
1,024 students
NorthWest Arkansas Community College sch enrollment NorthWest Arkansas Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
15%
7%
% Black
3%
12%
% White
70%
57%
% Two or more races"
3% 2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
NorthWest Arkansas Community College sch ethnicity NorthWest Arkansas Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,423 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,998 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,423 $5,940
NorthWest Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,998 $10,047
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College District was authorized on August 15, 1989, when voters in the Rogers and Bentonville public school districts passed a 3-mil tax. The first classes were attended by just more than 1,200 students in the fall of 1990 at high schools, chambers of commerce, municipal and leased facilities throughout the district. Burns Hall opened its doors to just more than 2,400 students in August 1995. The main building is a multipurpose facility on 131 acres of land at Exit 86 of Interstate 540 on the Rogers and Bentonville, Arkansas, city limits. The 181,000 square-foot facility houses the College, Pauline Whitaker Library, lecture halls, laboratories for computers, science, nursing and allied health; music and art studios, and faculty and administrative offices. Day, evening, and weekend classes are offered at the Burns Hall, as well as at locations throughout the service district. NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers three degree programs: the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Academic programs includes Academic Skills and General Studies Program, Allied Health, Aviation, Art & Graphic Design, Business, Communication & Drama, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Information Department, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental and Regulatory Sciences, Environmental and Spatial Technologies, Honors Program, Hospitality Program, International Languages, Math, Physics & Technology, Music, Nursing, Physical Education & Wellness, S.M.A.R.T.H. (Science, Math, Aviation, Regulatory, Technology, Hospitality), Science, Social Science, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Student Achievement. Northwess Arkansas Community College was granted in February 2000 continued accreditation for 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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  • Rogers Bryan University (Rogers)
    Private for-profit
    3704 W. Walnut St.
    Rogers, AR 72756
    (479)899-6644
    1.8  Mi  |  113  students
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    Public
    601 Laclede Ave
    Neosho, MO 64850
    (4.1)745-1322
    33.2  Mi  |  5845  students
  • Miami Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
    Public
    200 I St NE
    Miami, OK 74354
    (918)542-8441
    52.6  Mi  |  2313  students
  • Joplin Vatterott College-Joplin
    Private for-profit
    809 Illinois
    Joplin, MO 64801
    (417)781-5633
    53.1  Mi  |  178  students
  • Harrison North Arkansas College
    Public
    1515 Pioneer Dr
    Harrison, AR 72601
    (870)743-3000
    61.1  Mi  |  2157  students
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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,743 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,432 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.