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North Central Accreditation

Accreditation and Institutional Membership

NorthWest Arkansas Community College was granted in February 2000 continued accreditation for 10 years by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602 (1-800-621-7440).

As of 2007-2008, NWACC is amid its continued accreditation process. Learn more here.

Learn More About The Higher Learning Commission

Our 2003 Accreditation Progress Reports Are Linked Below
Institutional EffectivenessAssessment of Student Academic Achievement

In addition to institutional accreditation, several of NWACC's programs have received accreditation from professional organizations:

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the national Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
  • The EMS programs are approved through the Arkansas Department of Health, EMS Division
  • The Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Institutional memberships include the following:

American Association of Community Colleges
American Association of Community College Trustees
Arkansas Academic Advising Network
Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
Arkansas Association for Institutional Research
Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
College and University Personnel Association
League of Innovation
National Academic Advising Association
National Alliance of Business
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of International Educators
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Council on Marketing and Public Relations
National Council for Student Development
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators


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