NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Northwest Arkansas Community College is a public two-year college located in Bentonville, Arkansas. It was founded in 1989. NWACC's student body includes a high number of international students, and the college sponsors special clubs to assist its foreign students.

NWACC's campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Some of them are NWACC Art Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, the Creative Writing Club, Gamma Beta Phi and Drama Club.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Dr
Bentonville , AR 72712-5091
General Phone: (479) 636-9222

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts302liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine143EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement31criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, fire services administration, security and protective services
Education and Teaching28teacher ed, early childhood education
Engineering Technician26electronics tech, environmental engineering tech, drafting
Business and Management17business management
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology12respiratory care tech
Law10legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling8physical therapist assistant
Mechanics and Repair8aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts2chef training
Hospitality1hospitality management
Family and Social Work1child development

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree46719
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years526
Award of less than 1 academic year9111

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, NorthWest Arkansas Community College had a total enrollment of 6,470 students (4,161 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 2%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 4%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


NorthWest Arkansas Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 43 %

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bentonville, 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.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,410
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,603
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
NorthWest Arkansas Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3063300)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5379

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year53$49,98379$49,626
All faculty totalacademic year53$49,98379$49,626

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

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College Highlights

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What Sets NorthWest Arkansas Community College Apart:

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Top 17%NorthWest Arkansas Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 19%NorthWest Arkansas Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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

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