NorthWest Arkansas Community College
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bentonville.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,715 students attend the school. Every year 20% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,675, and fees were $988. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,750 and $988 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students7,715|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Northwest Arkansas Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is intended to prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
The program requires 33-34 hours of general courses and 35 hours of nursing courses in three generic Tracks.
- Track 1 begins in the fall semester every year and a maximum of 40 students are accepted.
- Track 2, accelerated begins in the first summer semester and a maximum of 30 students are accepted.
- Track 3, is an evening and weekend program beginning each spring and a maximum of 30 students are accepted.
- High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
- Meet admission criteria requirements of the college
- Overall GPA of 2.5 or above
- A valid current and unencumbered license to practice in Arkansas for LPNs Paramedics and RTs.
- Entrance exam (currently TEAS)
The application process for Tracks 1 and 2 begins early in the spring semester (about the 1st of February) and application for track 3 begins early in the fall semester (about the 1st of October).
Applications will be processed on the basis on prerequisite courses completed and grades obtained for the courses as well as TEAS score.
The committee will notify successful applicants for Track 1 in mid June, Track 2 applicants will be notified in late May and Track 3 applicants will be contacted in early January. The college will maintain an alternate list to fill positions that are declined.
Successful applicants will be required to present annual proof of negative Tuberculin skin test, proof of MMR immunizations, Varicella immunization, Hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification, proof of health insurance, annual drug screening, annual clear criminal background check, proof of current physical exam (no more than 3 months before entering the program).
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$75/credit|
|In State Students||$123/credit|
|Out of State Students||$125/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of NorthWest Arkansas Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$927|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$1,123|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||4%||$938|
|Federal Student Loans||22%||$4,015|
$7,050Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,034|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,154|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,095|
|$75,001 to $110,000$10,460|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.