North Arkansas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,016
9.19% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,168
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,856
40.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.9%
112 Graduates

About

North Arkansas College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at North Arkansas College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 degrees awarded), General Studies (60 degrees), and Registered Nursing (49 degrees).

In 2022, 623 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Arkansas College. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (522 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $2,016, which is $−6,096 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $2,016, which is $−6,096 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,168.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending North Arkansas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,016
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at North Arkansas College was $2,016. The cost of tuition at North Arkansas College is $−6,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,168
2022 Value
21.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 North Arkansas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,168. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of North Arkansas College grew by 21.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,748
Room and Board
$1,307
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Arkansas College was of $7,748 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.29% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,307. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at North Arkansas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 14.9% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.04%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at North Arkansas College was 6.04%, which represents 11 out of the 182 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

North Arkansas College had a total enrollment of 1,856 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 754 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,102. This means that 40.6% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.5% White, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.99% Two or More Races, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.647% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.377% Asian, and 0.269% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Arkansas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (35%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Arkansas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,856 students. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 754 and the part-time enrollment is 1,102. This means that 40.6% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at North Arkansas College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), North Arkansas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,495 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    178 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    74 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College is 80.5% White, 9.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.99% Two or More Races, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.647% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.377% Asian, and 0.269% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 50 students (2.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 23 more women than men received degrees from North Arkansas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at North Arkansas College is white (522 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at North Arkansas College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (60 degrees) and Registered Nursing (49 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at North Arkansas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (77 degrees awarded), Precision Production (38 degrees), and Transportation (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Registered nurses (1,402,692 people), Medical & health services managers (155,474 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,340 people), Pharmacists (135,101 people), and Physicians (113,188 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College in 2022 are Construction (77 degrees awarded), Precision Production (38 degrees), Transportation (21 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Construction (77 degrees awarded), Precision Production (38 degrees), Transportation (21 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,507,806 people), Elementary & secondary schools (325,343 people), Outpatient care centers (247,012 people), Offices of physicians (208,302 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (164,386 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Construction (77 degrees awarded), Precision Production (38 degrees), Transportation (21 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (127 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by North Arkansas College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at North Arkansas College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 63 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

300
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
323
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 300 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College, which is 0.929 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (323).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College in Other Construction Trade, which is 8.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 6.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from North Arkansas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at North Arkansas College is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    522 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Arkansas College is white (522 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

1.28% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    260 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Arkansas College is white female (262 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (260 degrees).

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Operations

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.22%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, North Arkansas College had a total salary expenditure of 27.6M. North Arkansas College employs 44 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at North Arkansas College are Male Instructor (25), Female Instructor (19), and Female Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Arkansas College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

Endowment

$5.99M
2022 Endowment
1.56%
decline from 2021

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at about $5.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of North Arkansas College declined 1.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $776k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $192k - Federal
  2. $37.8k - State
  3. $32.5k - Local

As of 2022, North Arkansas College received $192k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.8k from state grants and contracts, and $32.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.1M
2022 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, North Arkansas College paid a median of $10.1M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($27.6M) and a 3.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.55M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2022, North Arkansas College paid a total of $3.55M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Arkansas College were Instructor with 44 employees, Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Arkansas College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees, Management with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Arkansas College was Male Instructor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

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