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 NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College - Bentonville, AR

One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

General information:(479)636-9222
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:8,528( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,014 $2,613 $2,748 -5%
Out-of-state $3,910 $5,163 $5,598 -8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,250 $1,250 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,250 $11,700 $11,700 0%
Other $7,450 $7,500 $7,500 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,090 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,014 $3,863 $3,998 0%
Off Campus $21,714 $23,063 $23,198 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,104 $9,863 $9,998 0%
On Campus $4,910 $6,413 $6,848 0%
Off Campus $23,610 $25,613 $26,048 -4%
Off Campus with Family $10,000 $12,413 $12,848 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,820
In-state fees $478
Out-of-state tuition $4,020
Out-of-state fees $478
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 704 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 624 75% $3,071,593 $4,922
Federal grants 447 53% $2,182,826 $4,883
Pell grants 447 53% $2,049,601 $4,585
Other federal grants 158 19% $133,225 $843
State/local government grant or scholarships 337 40% $839,572 $2,491
Institutional grants or scholarships 29 3% $49,195 $1,696
Student loan aid 216 26% $1,441,706 $6,675
Federal student loans 216 26% $1,435,206 $6,644
Other student loans 1 0% $6,500 $6,500
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,412 65% $39,619,850 $7,321
Pell grants 3,162 38% $14,422,680 $4,561
Federal student loans 2,395 29% $19,431,481 $8,113


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $14,037 $11,301 $10,857
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $13,722 $10,102 $10,380
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,140 $11,092 $11,513
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,623 $13,661 $14,186
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,809 $15,158 $16,527
$110,001 and more $17,902 $15,482 $16,443

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,528
Undergraduate enrollment 8,528
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 882
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$10

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 27 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1995 Accredited


American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/12/1993 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 010
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate20.3%
Number in default143
Number in repayment702

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03063300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General1--
Category total1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--0
Business Administration and Management, General30--
Business/Commerce, General63-4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--0
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-7-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--0
Retailing and Retail Operations-6-
Category total93134
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General23155
Category total23155
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching50-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels26--
Category total310-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General940
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician3--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology400
Category total1640
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development-2-
Category total-2-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant--7
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)3667
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant12--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse80--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist15--
Category total1106614
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-4-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration000
Criminal Justice/Police Science-155
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies10--
Fire Services Administration6--
Forensic Science and Technology020
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other121
Category total17236
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal16--
Category total16--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies19--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies378-13
Category total397-13
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-40
Category total-40
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--1
Culinary Arts/Chef Training2-1
Category total2-2
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art21--
Graphic Design-221
Category total21221
Grand total72714945