North Arkansas College

  • 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • North Arkansas College is the only community colleges within Boone County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to North Arkansas College is Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (40.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
North Arkansas College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty90 staff62 staff
North Arkansas College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of North Arkansas College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The North Arkansas College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 65% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,157 students1,650 students
North Arkansas College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:125:1
North Arkansas College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,069 students724 students
North Arkansas College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,088 students926 students
North Arkansas College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Arkansas College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Arkansas College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
North Arkansas College Asian (2007-2009)
% Hispanic
North Arkansas College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Arkansas College Black (2011-2013)
% White
North Arkansas College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
North Arkansas College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
North Arkansas College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.48
North Arkansas College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Arkansas College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$28,600
North Arkansas College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,472 is less than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,472$3,014
North Arkansas College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,176$4,803
North Arkansas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
North Arkansas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,467$9,500
North Arkansas College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,344$5,999
North Arkansas College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,014 per year for in-state students and $4,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,899 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.