NWACC History

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. NWACC's service area is defined by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as Benton and Washington counties in extreme northwest Arkansas.

The commitment of NWACC to life-long learning can be seen in the quality of instruction it offers, and the variety of programs it has designed to move students into the job market in a minimum amount of time, enrich people's lives, and prepare them to further their education.


View our 2007-2008 Ends, Goals and Action Projects in the PDF here.


Quality Instruction & Programs

The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of instruction. Its classes are taught by experts in class sizes that are small, providing for more personalized instruction. Transfer courses are taught by instructors with a master's degree or higher.

Background on NWACC

NWACC was founded by voters in the Bentonville and Rogers Public School Districts on August 15, 1989, when they passed by a 65-percent margin a 3-mill property tax to support the new institution.

NWACC opened its doors to 1,200 students in August 1990 and has in excess of approximately 8,000 college credit students (Spring 2013), making it one of the largest and fastest growing two-year college in Arkansas. An additional 6,000 students are served by through non-credit courses throughout the service area.

2007 Fact Book CoverLearn more about our students, our learning programs and other detailed information by visiting our Institutional Research page HERE.

Our Fact Book (pictured right)
is published annually.

NWACC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Our current Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) projects are detailed on our website at http://www.nwacc.edu/AQIP/index.php

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