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IPEDS ID: 367459
OPE ID: 03063300
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NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091
General information:  (479) 986-4000
Website:  www.nwacc.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  7,715 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
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
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
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
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty154321
Instructional154321
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-district$3,208$3,208$3,238$3,2380.0%
In-state$4,633$4,633$4,663$4,6630.0%
Out-of-state$4,708$4,708$4,738$4,7380.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,205$11,205$11,205$11,2050.0%
Other$3,249$3,249$3,249$3,2490.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,976$2,976$2,976$2,9760.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-district
Off Campus$18,862$18,862$18,892$18,8920.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,384$7,384$7,414$7,4140.0%
In-state
Off Campus$20,287$20,287$20,317$20,3170.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,809$8,809$8,839$8,8390.0%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$20,362$20,362$20,392$20,3920.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,884$8,884$8,914$8,9140.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid172681%————
Grant or scholarship aid60267%$2,391,178$3,972
Federal grants41046%$2,025,819$4,941
Pell grants41046%$1,994,307$4,864
Other federal grants324%$31,512$985
State/local government grant or scholarships32336%$320,134$991
Institutional grants or scholarships374%$45,225$1,222
Student loan aid12113%$474,764$3,924
Federal student loans11913%$461,767$3,880
Other student loans30%$12,997$4,332
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,27455%$14,738,020$3,448
Pell grants2,11227%$9,437,043$4,468
Federal student loans1,21316%$6,277,679$5,175
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

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Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$6,438$7,050$7,146
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$4,974$5,034$5,737
$30,001 – $48,000$5,780$6,154$6,703
$48,001 – $75,000$8,237$8,095$9,000
$75,001 – $110,000$10,194$10,460$10,939
$110,001 and more$10,035$10,690$11,261
  • 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.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)7,715
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment581
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 32%
Part-time: 68%Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%
  • 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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 61%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 29%
Asian: 39%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 24%
Two or more races: 14%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 20%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 24%
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 9%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 23%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 49%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 53%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
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<2
year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General--9
Plant Sciences, General0--
Category total0-9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-4-
Business Administration and Management, General--115
Business/Commerce, General-527d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-2d-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General55-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-4-
Retailing and Retail Operations00-
Taxation0--
Category total520d142d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General1214
Category total1214
Construction Trades
Electrician0--
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other0--
Category total0--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching007
Teacher Assistant/Aide-0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--0
Category total007
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician755
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General786
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1-5
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology3d0d4d
Category total18d13d20d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management93-
Child Development7--
Category total163-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant136-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)52514
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-1716
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General135d--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide28--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--47
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--10
Category total181d48100
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other0--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration100
Criminal Justice/Police Science21d5-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--9
Fire Services Administration--7
Forensic Science and Technology100
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other--1
Category total23d517
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--11
Category total--11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--18
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-15d572d
Category total-15d590d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician5--
Category total5--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1d0d-
Category total1d0d-
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef149-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General--25
Culinary Arts/Chef Training12110
Category total262025
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art--11
Design and Visual Communications, General0--
Graphic Design139-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--2
Category total13913
Grand total289135948
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 140
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,004
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 38%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time39%53%
200 percent of normal time43%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1995)08/31/2020
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (02/07/2017)06/30/2022
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (05/12/1993)12/31/2028
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/154712.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate15.9%20.5%18.9%
Number in default293398355
Number in repayment1,8391,9371,872
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)