NorthWest Arkansas Community College
- NWACC is a comprehensive, learning-centered two-year college dedicated primarily to meeting the educational needs of its service area. NWACC offers a comprehensive education program including, but without limitation, technical occupational programs, freshman and sophomore programs for students to transfer to four-year colleges, specialty courses, professional continuing education courses, community enrichment classes, and business and industry training to meet the needs of the emerging and existing workforce. Part-time and full-time students are valued equally.
- The teacher population of 252 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
|NorthWest Arkansas Community 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|
|Total Faculty||252 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,098 students||1,650 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||32:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,679 students||724 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,419 students||926 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|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.||0.38||0.47|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$37,000||$28,600|
- The NorthWest Arkansas Community College District was authorized on August 15, 1989, when voters in the Rogers and Bentonville public school districts passed a 3-mil tax. The first classes were attended by just more than 1,200 students in the fall of 1990 at high schools, chambers of commerce, municipal and leased facilities throughout the district. Burns Hall opened its doors to just more than 2,400 students in August 1995. The main building is a multipurpose facility on 131 acres of land at Exit 86 of Interstate 540 on the Rogers and Bentonville, Arkansas, city limits. The 181,000 square-foot facility houses the College, Pauline Whitaker Library, lecture halls, laboratories for computers, science, nursing and allied health; music and art studios, and faculty and administrative offices. Day, evening, and weekend classes are offered at the Burns Hall, as well as at locations throughout the service district. NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers three degree programs: the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Academic programs includes Academic Skills and General Studies Program, Allied Health, Aviation, Art & Graphic Design, Business, Communication & Drama, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Information Department, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental and Regulatory Sciences, Environmental and Spatial Technologies, Honors Program, Hospitality Program, International Languages, Math, Physics & Technology, Music, Nursing, Physical Education & Wellness, S.M.A.R.T.H. (Science, Math, Aviation, Regulatory, Technology, Hospitality), Science, Social Science, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Student Achievement. Northwess Arkansas Community College was granted in February 2000 continued accreditation for 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 61 students | 1.80 Mi3704 W. Walnut St.
Rogers,  AR  72756
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