North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College, also known as the Northark, is a public two-year college. The college is a charter member of ARKnet, which is Arkansas' higher education computer network. Northark was one of the first colleges in the state to own a web page. It is also the first institution to be recognized as an AQIP institution in the state. Northark offers a number of bachelor's degrees in subjects like agriculture, allied health, business and technology, humanities, and mathematics. The institution also provides courses in distance learning. Various Honors Programs are also provided. Northark also has few certificate programs and courses in adult basic education.

Northark competes in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Their sports teams are known as Pioneers and Lady Pioneers. They participate in sports including baseball, softball, basketball, and rodeo.

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Contacting North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison , AR 72601-5508
General Phone: (870) 743-3000

North Arkansas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts98liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology65health service and sciences, radiation therapist, surgical tech, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Transportation52construction equipment operation, truck and bus driver
Business and Management31business, accounting
Engineering Technician11electronics tech, biomedical tech, drafting, CAD and design
Mechanics and Repair10HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Medical Administration9medical records tech
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, computer networking
Construction Trades7construction
Office and Administration6administrative assistant
Production Trades5welding
Agricultural Science and Management2agriculture
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Education and Teaching1teacher ed

Number of programs and degrees for North Arkansas College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree21413
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11217
Award of less than 1 academic year609

North Arkansas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, North Arkansas College had a total enrollment of 2,077 students (1,534 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 26%
20-21 12%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


North Arkansas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 25 %

North Arkansas College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Harrison, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

North Arkansas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,968
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,672
Books and supplies $ 902

Financial Aid:
North Arkansas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1226100)

North Arkansas College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year2*7$53,853
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$53,853

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year30$50,29224$46,676
All faculty totalacademic year30$50,29224$46,676

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

North Arkansas College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


North Arkansas College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets North Arkansas College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%North Arkansas College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%North Arkansas College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%North Arkansas College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%North Arkansas College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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