North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR 72601
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North Arkansas College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in Harrison town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,821 students attend the school. Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

North Arkansas College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,304, and fees were $504. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,056 and $504 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,821
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

The North Arkansas College Practical Nursing program has been fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of nursing and has a tradition of a close to 100% passrate on the National Council Licensure Exam.

The program offers two enrollment periods- January and August for 11 month long classes.

The Basic Admission requirements are:

  • ACT, ASSET or COMPASS test results
  • High School Transcript or GED Scores
  • All College Transcripts

The application information must be submitted by April 15th for August enrollment and October 15th for January enrollment to be considered for that year.

Accepted applicants will be required to submit the following information on beginning classes.

  • Health Statement Form
  • Immunizations
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Series
  • MMR or Positive Rubella Titer for antibodies
  • Tubercuin Skin Test 
  • Tdap
  • Varicella Verification
  • Current CPR certification 
  • Criminal Background Check

Students will be entered into the student immunization tracer and certified record review upon enrollment. Successful applicants will be required to attend an all day orientation session prior to the launch of the program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 28
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 25
Certificate 4 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$92/credit
In State Students$117/credit
Out of State Students$190/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,140 $5,265 $8,550
ADN 70 $6,440 $8,190 $13,300
BSN 125 $11,500 $14,625 $23,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of North Arkansas College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 72% $4,159
Other Federal Grant 10% $694
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $1,180
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,909
Federal Student Loans 12% $4,567
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,239
$30,001 to $48,000$4,119
$48,001 to $75,000$6,529
$75,001 to $110,000$7,494
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601

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