The President's Office

Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson

As the President of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about our community college.

NWACC was founded by voters in the Bentonville and Rogers Public School Districts on August 15, 1989, when they passed a 3-mill property tax to support the new institution. Since its beginning as "the college without walls," NWACC has been one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in the state. It thrives today as a college that truly cares about the students, faculty, and staff and the community we serve.

Our credit enrollment is about 8,200 students with another 6,000 students taking non-credit or personal enrichment courses, and we offer both day and evening classes at the Bentonville campus and in learning centers throughout Benton and Washington counties. We offer classes online and on site in a format and schedule that meets the specific needs of the student, and we provide concurrent enrollment classes in the area high schools. This variety of options and a wide array of support services are all designed to make the learning experience at NWACC affordable, accessible and of highest quality. We are especially proud of the small classes and personal attention every student receives. We have modern facilities, state-of-the-art computer labs and a strong commitment to learner success.

Explore our site and find out for yourself why NWACC is a great choice for you. You'll see why we say, "NWACC. Maximize Potential. Exceed Expectations."

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson
President, NorthWest Arkansas Community College