North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR 72601

Located in Harrison, Arkansas, North Arkansas College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

North Arkansas College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

North Arkansas College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,208 and fees $456. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,912 and $456 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. LPN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 26
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 38

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from North Arkansas College

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
39.98 miles away
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
61.15 miles away
Ozarka College
67.4 miles away
Ozarks Technical Community College
69.59 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
75.13 miles away
Missouri State University-West Plains
76.77 miles away
Crowder College
81.72 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
87.3 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
103.56 miles away
Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah
108.25 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,374
30k to 48k$3,813
48k to 75k$4,802
75k to 110k$4,067
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $111.00 $182.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601

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