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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
33.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
169 Graduates

About the photo: The Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, a subset of the Ozarks.


The median in-state tuition at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is $3,675, which is $453 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,750, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,186 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,438.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College has a total enrollment of 7,761 students. The full-time enrollment at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is 2,597 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,164. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.27% Asian, 3.05% Two or More Races, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.89% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (10.8%), followed by White Male (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 267 more women than men graduated from NorthWest Arkansas Community College. The majority of students graduating from NorthWest Arkansas Community College are White. These 648 graduates mean that there were 4.56 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 142 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 409 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 84 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 73 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 441 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 9 graduates and Personal & Culinary Services with 34 graduates.


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NorthWest Arkansas Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.34M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $108 (0%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, NorthWest Arkansas Community College had a total expenditure of $52.6M. Of that $52.6M, they spent $25.7M on salaries and $7.99M on benefits.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College employs 97 No academic ranks, 22 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at NorthWest Arkansas Community College are Female No academic ranks (56), Male No academic ranks (41), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at NorthWest Arkansas Community College are: Management, with 43 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees.



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