North Arkansas College

Tel: 8707433000
2,157 students
Public institution
  • A comprehensive community college, Northark provides both vocational training in high wage and demand jobs as well as education to transfer to a university.  Northark is a high value institution with very low tutition and high quality instruction.  Graduates are successful in the university and the workplace. Be a Pioneer!
School Highlights
  • North Arkansas College serves 2,157 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
  • North Arkansas College is the only community colleges within Boone County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (40.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
North Arkansas College (AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 90 staff 61 staff
North Arkansas College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,157 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,157 students 1,444 students
North Arkansas College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 26:1
North Arkansas College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,069 students 706 students
North Arkansas College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 1,088 students 887 students
North Arkansas College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
North Arkansas College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
North Arkansas College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% White
North Arkansas College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
North Arkansas College More (2010-2015)
% Unknown races
North Arkansas College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.19 0.47
North Arkansas College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,328 is less than the state average of $2,472. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,032 is less than the state average of $4,598. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,328 $2,472
North Arkansas College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,032 $4,598
North Arkansas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 95%
North Arkansas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The North Arkansas College mission is to provide high quality, affordable, convenient opportunities for learning and community enrichment. The vision is to be a premier institution, achieving excellence through innovation, technology, continuous improvement, and quality instruction.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,472 per year for in-state students and $4,598 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. 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 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.