NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

 NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas. We offer a full range of certificates and associate degrees that can lead to careers in business, computer science, art, communications, culinary, nursing, paramedic, engineering, criminal justice and more.

With over 55 degrees and certificates, as an NWACC student you can choose your own path. Your journey may include earning a certificate in only a few months, pursuing a two-year degree in a high-demand trade, or taking core courses that transfer to a four-year university. 

Whether it's pursuing your dream to be a chef at our new, cutting edge culinary training center — Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food — or becoming a nurse through our Health Professions division, NWACC offers you the quality instruction and academic support you need to begin your journey toward success.  

At NWACC,  we proudly personify diversity. We are comprised of new and returning students; local, international and online. We are LGBT, multicultural, military verterans, and everyone else in between. We are science and math, music and art, healthcare and workforce ready, as well as passionate educators, experienced staff and caring advisors.  

No matter the path you follow, your journey begins at NWACC. There’s a place for you here.

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Since 1990

Since 1990, NWACC has grown from offering classes to 1,200 students in rented facilities to now being the largest community college in Arkansas. We have a campus location in Bentonville and additional facility in Springdale, and over 8,000 enrolled college credit students. 

We have big plans for our future growth and yours. 

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Reaching New Heights 

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized by two-year colleges as a leader in education. With the building of our Integrated Design Lab on campus and an additional facility in Washington County, we will continue to excel in providing our community with high-ranking degree and certification programs in science, technology, culinary and many more academic divisions. 

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NWACC's main campus resides in Bentonville, Arkansas, along with additional learning centers in the surrounding areas. 

 Leadership & Planning

NWACC is governed by a Board of Trustees and administered by the college president and a group of exceptional leaders. Their dedication to our students continue to make the college successful. 

Learn more about NWACC's Leadership         Read the Current Strategic Plan


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