Name: North Arkansas College
President: Jackie Elliott
Campus Setting: Town: Remote
Year Established: 1974
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data
2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 50%
Full Time: 50%
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.5%
Black or African American: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown: 1.0%
Two or more races: 3.0%
Quote from the President
“North Arkansas College (Northark) offers transfer and technical degree programs, one-year technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, customized business and industry training, adult basic education (GED) classes, and noncredit community education courses. We are especially proud of our leadership in the use of educational technology, continuous improvement, community outreach and partnerships, and health education. In addition, the L.E. 'Gene' Durand Center, Bill Baker Amphitheatre, and Pioneer Pavilion provide venues for large events and provide cultural enrichment opportunities to residents.”
- Northark was the first college to become an AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) institution in Arkansas. AQIP is an alternative means of accreditation now offered by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It allows participating institutions to meet accreditation standards by developing and using processes which lead to continuous improvement.
- The practical nursing program has enjoyed a 99.4% pass rate on the national PN exam since 2005. Allied health graduates are recruited because of their excellent performance on state and national exams.
- Northark is a regional hub for the BEST Robotics competition, serving northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. This competition is designed to inspire and motivate students toward studies in engineering, science, and technology through sports-like technology contests. Additionally, the Northark Technical Center hosts FIRST Robotics teams. It is the only two-year college technical center in Arkansas to participate in the FIRST competition.