North Arkansas College

1515 Pioneer Dr, Harrison
AR, 72601-5508
Tel: (870)743-3000
2,315 students
Public institution

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The North Arkansas College mission parallels that of other comprehensive community colleges. We provide economic and community development to our service area. We are your college. We provide high quality, affordable and convenient learning opportunities and cultural enrichment for the citizens of our service area. We respond to the needs of our community.
School Highlights:
North Arkansas College serves 2,315 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
North Arkansas College is the only community colleges within Boone County, AR.
The nearest community college is Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
North Arkansas 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 2,315 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,315 students
1,287 students
North Arkansas College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,365 students
832 students
North Arkansas College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 950 students
1,021 students
North Arkansas College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
North Arkansas College sch enrollment North Arkansas College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
-
2%
North Arkansas College Asian (2006-2008)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
North Arkansas College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
North Arkansas College Black (2010-2012)
% White
94%
66%
North Arkansas College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
North Arkansas College More (2009-2012)
North Arkansas College sch ethnicity North Arkansas 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. 0.12 0.45
North Arkansas College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,328 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,032 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,328 $5,845
North Arkansas College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,032 $10,047
North Arkansas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The North Arkansas College mission parallels that of other comprehensive community colleges. We provide economic and community development to our service area. We are your college. We provide high quality, affordable and convenient learning opportunities and cultural enrichment for the citizens of our service area. We respond to the needs of our community. The College Now program is a continuous effort of coordinating programs of study between high schools, colleges and business and industry. The program is designed to develop partnerships, to articulate courses, to develop comprehensive career awareness activities and career plans involving parents and their children in order to assure that all our students follow a plan for Career Prep so that they have a bright future in our changing world. Whether you choose to enroll in distance education, web-based, or inter-active television courses or to become a full-time, on-campus student, we will be happy to serve your needs.

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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.