About NWACC | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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ABOUT
NorthWest Arkansas Community College

ABOUT
NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas. The college offers a full range of certificates and associate degrees that can lead to careers in business, computer science, art, communications, culinary, nursing, engineering, construction, criminal justice and more.

With over 75 degrees and certificates, as an NWACC student, you can choose your own path. Your journey may include earning a certificate in only a few months, pursuing a two-year degree in a high-demand trade, or taking core courses that transfer to a four-year university. 

Whether it's pursuing your dream to be a chef at  Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, to serve others as nurse, run your own business, or use your creative skills as an artist, NWACC offers you the quality instruction and academic support you need to begin your journey toward success.  

At NWACC, diversity is personified. The college body is comprised of new and returning students, local, international and online, as well as LGBTQ, multicultural, military veterans and everyone else in between. The college is science and math, music and art, healthcare and workforce ready, as well as passionate educators, experienced staff and caring advisors.  

No matter the path you follow, your journey begins at NWACC. There’s a place for you here.

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Since 1990

Since 1990, NWACC has grown from offering classes to 1,200 students in rented facilities to now being the largest community college in Arkansas. The college has locations in Bentonville and Springdale, and over 8,000 enrolled college-credit students. 

NWACC's History

 

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Reaching New Heights 

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized by two-year colleges as a leader in education. With the building of our Integrated Design Lab on campus and an additional facility in Washington County, NWACC continues to excel in providing the northwest Arkansas community with high-ranking degree and certification programs in science, technology, culinary and more.

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 Leadership & Planning

NWACC is governed by a Board of Trustees and administered by the college president and a group of exceptional leaders. Their dedication to students continue to make the college successful. 

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 Visit Us

NWACC's main campus resides in Bentonville, Arkansas, along with it's new facility in Springdale.

 

Application Process

Learn more about NWACC's application and admissions process by visiting the apply page. 

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