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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 1,604 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,604 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,920
  • Out-state tuition: $2,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Arkansas College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 226 teachers has grown by 151% over five years.
North Arkansas College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
226 staff
162 staff
This chart display total faculty of North Arkansas College and community college average number of faculty in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of North Arkansas College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The North Arkansas College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,604 students
1,250 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of North Arkansas College and community college average student staff ratio of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
776 students
519 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of North Arkansas College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
828 students
731 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of North Arkansas College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of North Arkansas College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
123 students
564 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
776 students
519 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of North Arkansas College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
828 students
731 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
46 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of Asian community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
n/a
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of Black community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
88%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of White community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in North Arkansas College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Arkansas College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.22
0.53
This chart display the diversity score of North Arkansas College and the community college average diversity score of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
35%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of North Arkansas College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.36%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,900
$28,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of North Arkansas College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AR by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,920 is less than the state average of $2,994. The in-state tuition has declined by 31% 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 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,920
$2,994
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of North Arkansas College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$2,970
$4,750
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of North Arkansas College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in North Arkansas College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,999
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in North Arkansas College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,300
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in North Arkansas College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Arkansas College cost?

North Arkansas College's tuition is approximately $1,920 for In-State students and $2,970 for Out-State students.

What sports does North Arkansas College offer?

North Arkansas College offers 3 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball and Softball.

What is North Arkansas College's ranking?

North Arkansas College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arkansas for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,604 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,920
  • Out-state tuition: $2,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,994 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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