North Arkansas College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,632

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$4,097

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

16.7%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,886

54.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

29.3%

110 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 2016, 927 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 majority of degree recipients were white (840 degrees), 19.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $1,632, which is $-5,688 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Arkansas College is $1,632, which is $-5,688 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,097.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,632

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at North Arkansas College was $1,632. The cost of tuition at North Arkansas College is $-5,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$4,097

2016 Value

9.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 North Arkansas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,097. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of North Arkansas College grew by 9.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,157

Room and Board

$1,142

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Arkansas College was of $6,157 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,142. The cost of room and board increased by 1.7% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

17%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at North Arkansas College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

16.7%

2015 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at North Arkansas College was 16.7%, which represents 70 out of the 419 total borrowers.

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Admissions

North Arkansas College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,886 students enrolled at North Arkansas College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Arkansas College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Arkansas College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at North Arkansas College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Arkansas College has a total enrollment of 1,886 students. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 1,023 students and the part-time enrollment is 863. This means that 54.2% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.4% White, 6.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 0.636% Black or African American, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.318% Asian, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Arkansas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (36.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Arkansas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,886 students. The full-time enrollment at North Arkansas College is 1,023 and the part-time enrollment is 863. This means that 54.2% of students enrolled at North Arkansas College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2016 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), North Arkansas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,668

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    117

  3. Two or More Races

    70

The enrolled student population at North Arkansas College is 88.4% White, 6.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.71% Two or More Races, 0.636% Black or African American, 0.424% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.318% Asian, and 0.159% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 33 more women than men received degrees from North Arkansas College. The majority of degree recipients at North Arkansas College are white (840 degrees awarded). There were 19.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 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 Precision Production (138 degrees awarded), Transportation (33 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (88 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 (1,240,684 people), Medical & health services managers (138,527 people), Pharmacists (116,779 people), Physicians & surgeons (112,864 people), and Miscellaneous managers (112,727 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Precision Production (138 degrees awarded), Transportation (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing & sales managers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Precision Production (138 degrees awarded), Transportation (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Hospitals (1,412,992 people), Elementary & secondary schools (287,400 people), Outpatient care centers (191,773 people), Offices of physicians (165,429 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (135,148 people).

The most specialized majors at North Arkansas College are Precision Production (138 degrees awarded), Transportation (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (88 degrees), Construction (23 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (290 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 447

  2. 480

In 2016, 447 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College, which is 0.931 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 120 degrees were awarded to men at North Arkansas College in Welding Technology, which is 24 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 146 degrees were awarded to women at North Arkansas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.92 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from North Arkansas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Arkansas College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

  1. White

    840 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Arkansas College is white (840 degrees awarded). There were 19.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

0.108% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    434 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    406 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Arkansas College is white female (434 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (406 degrees).

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Operations

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.36M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.6k (0.541%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, North Arkansas College had a total expenditure of $22M. Of that $22M, they spent $8.93M on salaries and $22M on benefits.

North Arkansas College employs 45 Instructors, 16 Assistant professors, and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at North Arkansas College are Female Instructors (24), Male Instructors(21), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Arkansas College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.36M

2015 Endowment

2.8%

growth from 2014

North Arkansas College has an endowment valued at about $4.36M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of North Arkansas College grew 2.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.25M 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. $97k - Federal

  2. $25.4k - State

  3. $338k - Local

As of 2015, North Arkansas College received $97k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.4k from state grants and contracts, and $338k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$8.93M

Salary Expenditure

$22M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, North Arkansas College had a total expenditure of $22M. Of that $22M, they spent $8.93M on salaries and $22M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at North Arkansas College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.93M

2015 Salaries

3.1%

decline from 2014

In 2015, North Arkansas College paid a median of $8.93M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($22M) and a 3.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.61% decline from 2013 and a 1.63% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.18M

Instructional Salaries

64

Number of Employees

In 2015, North Arkansas College paid a total of $3.18M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Arkansas College were Instructor with 45 employees; Assistant professor with 16 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Arkansas College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; Management with 25 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Arkansas College was Female Instructor with 24 employees, Male Instructor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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