Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NWACC are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of NorthWest Arkansas Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 3%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NWACC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for NorthWest Arkansas Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for NorthWest Arkansas Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,446
Women 4,533

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NWACC serves a very low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for NorthWest Arkansas Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,378 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,979
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 30.4%
Part time Undergrads 59.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=367459 IPEDS survey data for NorthWest Arkansas Community College.