Living and Working in Arkansas | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Living Better in Arkansas

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains, NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is the largest community college in the state of Arkansas.

Top Rankings:

Many NWACC programs are ranked the best in the state or region, and NWACC students continue to earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate.  

Some highlights include:

  • Best Trade School
  • Best of the Best - Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

About Northwest Arkansas:

Northwest Arkansas is one of the most economically stable regions in the nation and serves as the base of operations for Walmart, Tyson Foods Inc., and J.B. Hunt Transport Services. Because of their presence, other corporations have established primary or secondary headquarters in the region. Their close proximity to the college offers opportunities for internships, career training, and post-graduation employment, as well as access to world-class art, culture and entertainment.

Arkansas, or the "natural state", offers forests, mountains, and lakes. Wonderful outdoor experiences and hiking trails are within a short drive of campus, along with residential areas with breath-taking views, lakeside or mountainside.

With its strong economy, beautiful surroundings, and high-end amenities, Northwest Arkansas is often ranked by magazines and other publications as one of the nation's best places to live. With its steady growth in population, it's on track to soon become among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. Such growth has increased cultural diversity, as well as opportunities to support various cultural events, cuisine, businesses, and services. 

It's also convenient to travel to other metropolitan areas. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has direct flights to cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, and more. Northwest Arkansas is also within a day’s drive of several metropolitan areas, including Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis and Tulsa.