Public 2 Year

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College overview
Location Bentonville, Arkansas
Online nwacc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Small City
NorthWest Arkansas Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is a public two-year institution established in 1989, serving as a vital educational hub within the rapidly growing Northwest Arkansas region, proximate to the major metropolitan area of Fayetteville. Characterized by a suburban campus setting, NWACC provides a diverse range of academic programs with notable emphasis on health professions, culinary arts, and business, catering to the burgeoning local industry demands. While the college primarily serves as a commuter campus, it does offer limited on-campus housing options to accommodate students seeking a residential experience. The campus is marked by contemporary architecture and state-of-the-art facilities to support its educational missions. The application process at NWACC is known to be moderately selective, aiming to provide broad access to higher education while maintaining academic standards. While not distinguished for an extensive athletic program, NWACC offers a competitive environment for students in recreational sports and activities.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,882 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,711 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,480 plus fees of $970.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$970
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,324
Other Expenses Budget$4,238
Total One Year Cost$17,668

Arkansas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$970
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,324
Budget for Other Expenses$4,238
Total One Year Cost$19,252

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by NorthWest Arkansas Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 45%
Health Professions 21%
Business 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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