NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR 72712

Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

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

NorthWest Arkansas Community College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,675 and fees $958. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,750 and $958 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    2. Meet admission criteria requirements of the college
    3. Overall GPA of 2.5 or above
    4. A valid current and unencumbered license to practice in Arkansas for LPNs Paramedics and RTs.
    5. 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 84

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Crowder College
33.08 miles away
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
52.55 miles away
Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah
54.73 miles away
North Arkansas College
61.15 miles away
Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee
75.23 miles away
Ozarks Technical Community College
77.16 miles away
Connors State College
87.53 miles away
Labette Community College
90.37 miles away
Coffeyville Community College
92.78 miles away
Carl Albert State College
94.7 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1995 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,974
30k to 48k$5,780
48k to 75k$8,237
75k to 110k$10,194
Over 110k$10,035
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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 $123.00 $125.00

Graduate classes

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

Student Population













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

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
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712

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