North Arkansas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,220
25% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,750
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,604
48.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.1%
111 Graduates

About

North Arkansas College is a higher education institution located in Boone County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Arkansas College were .

In 2020, 630 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Arkansas College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (559 degrees), 14.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $2,220, which is $−5,760 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $2,220, which is $−5,760 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,750.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending North Arkansas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,220
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at North Arkansas College was $2,220. The cost of tuition at North Arkansas College is $−5,760 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,750
2020 Value
36.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 North Arkansas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,750. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of North Arkansas College grew by 36.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,475
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Arkansas College was of $6,475 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.74% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at North Arkansas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.5%
2018 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at North Arkansas College was 11.5%, which represents 30 out of the 260 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

North Arkansas College has a total enrollment of 1,604 students. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 776 students and the part-time enrollment is 828. This means that 48.4% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Two or More Races, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.873% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Arkansas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,604 students. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 776 and the part-time enrollment is 828. This means that 48.4% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), North Arkansas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,314
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    142
  3. Two or More Races
    66

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College is 81.9% White, 8.85% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Two or More Races, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.873% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 26 students (1.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 108 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 (559 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Arkansas College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Transportation (24 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (71 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,295,058 people), Medical & health services managers (144,727 people), Pharmacists (131,003 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,485 people), and Physicians (104,493 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Transportation (24 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (71 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), and Health (236 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Surgeons, and Economists

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Transportation (24 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (71 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), and Health (236 degrees).

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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 (1,424,052 people), Elementary & secondary schools (209,641 people), Outpatient care centers (202,762 people), Offices of physicians (181,682 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (133,121 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Transportation (24 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (71 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), and Health (236 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Arkansas College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

261
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 261 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College, which is 0.707 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 35 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College in Welding Technology, which is 35 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 68 degrees were awarded to women at North Arkansas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.4 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from North Arkansas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Arkansas College is Female and White (33.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
  1. White
    559 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Arkansas College is white (559 degrees awarded). There were 14.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

0.317% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    331 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at North Arkansas College is white female (331 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.98M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $101k (2.04%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, North Arkansas College had a total salary expenditure of $23.1M. North Arkansas College employs 34 Instructors, 15 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at North Arkansas College are Male Instructors (21), Female Instructors(13), and Female Assistant professors (8).

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 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.98M
2020 Endowment
0.384%
decline from 2019

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at about $4.98M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of North Arkansas College declined 0.384% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $552k 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. $128k - Federal
  2. $201 - State
  3. $311k - Local

As of 2020, North Arkansas College received $128k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $201 from state grants and contracts, and $311k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.84M
2020 Salaries
1.92%
growth from 2019

In 2020, North Arkansas College paid a median of $9.84M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($23.1M) and a 1.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2018 and a 0.126% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.37M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2020, North Arkansas College paid a total of $3.37M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Arkansas College were Instructor with 34 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, 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 25 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Arkansas College was Male Instructor with 21 employees, Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at North Arkansas College.

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