North Arkansas College

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  • 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 1,676 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Top Rankings

North Arkansas College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 226 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
North Arkansas College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty226 staff162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Arkansas College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The North Arkansas College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,676 students1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:110:1
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# Full-Time Students905 students580 students
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# Part-Time Students771 students827 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
10%
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% Black
1%
18%
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% White
85%
64%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.55
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College Completion Rate
31%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$28,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,920 is less than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,970 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,920$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,970$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$9,686
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,250
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Softball
Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to North Arkansas College is Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (39.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,325 students | 39.80 Mi1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 508-6100
    39.801,325
  • Bryan University
    Private for-profit
    52 students | 60.70 Mi3704 W. Walnut St.
    Rogers, AR 72756
    (479) 899-6644
    60.7052
  • Bryan University
    Private for-profit
    274 students | 63.80 Mi4255 Nature Center Way
    Springfield, MO 65804
    (417) 862-5700
    63.80274
  • 8,383 students | 63.80 MiOne College Drive
    Bentonville, AR 72712
    (479) 986-4000
    63.808,383
  • 1,170 students | 67.50 Mi218 College Dr
    Melbourne, AR 72556
    (870) 368-7371
    67.501,170
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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.