NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Drive, Bentonville
AR, 72712-5091
Tel: (479)636-9222
8,341 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 8,341 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Benton County, AR.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Rogers) (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 8,341 teachers has grown by 28% 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 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,341 students
1,287 students
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,095 students
832 students
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,246 students
1,021 students
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
NorthWest Arkansas Community College sch enrollment NorthWest Arkansas Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
11%
7%
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
83%
66%
NorthWest Arkansas Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 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 0.45
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,340 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 49% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,915 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,340 $5,845
NorthWest Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,915 $10,047
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 equal to the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.