North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Drive
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: (870) 743-3000
Fax: (870) 391-3250
Online: Founded in 1974, North Arkansas College (Northark) is a public two-year college offering transfer and technical degree programs, one-year technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, customized business and industry training, adult basic education (GED) classes and non-credit community education courses. In addition, partnerships with area universities provide the opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Harrison, Arkansas. Students can take advantage of many online courses enabling them to attend college at any location and benefit from Northark’s affordable tuition rates. The college operates two campuses and one temporary administrative location in Harrison, along with a satellite center in Berryville, AR. Northark partners with local business and industry to provide customized workforce training. Paid internships with PACE Industries, FedEx Freight and Tyson Foods enable students to get hands-on experience in a real-world environment while they pursue their education. Northark fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and eSports. The new Pioneer Villas residence hall offers on-campus housing and opened in the fall of 2022. Over the last several years, Northark has garnered national attention for academic quality, affordability and online offerings. Northark has a rich history, and the College is focusing on the future by preparing students for successful careers to answer workforce needs.
Enrollment 1856
School Type 2 Year
Funding Type Public
Admissions Information
Requirements The College accepts ACT or ACCUPLACER scores for placement purposes. In addition, high school GPA and duration from last mathematics and English courses are also considered.
Admissions Email
Admissions Phone (870) 391-3102
Scholarship Information
Highlights Northark offers a variety of private scholarships from generous donors. The deadline to apply is May 1st unless otherwise noted on the individual scholarship. Students should complete the FAFSA at to apply.

To apply for a scholarship for the academic year, you must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make application for admission to North Arkansas College. Applicants meeting certain scholarship criteria will be notified of eligibility and asked to submit additional information to formally apply for select scholarships. Selections will be made by the Northark scholarship committee and selected students will be notified prior to the start of the fall semester.
More Information Click Here Scholarship Email Scholarship Phone (870) 391-3266
Tuition Information
In-state Tuition $3,750.00
Additional Annual Fees $6,570.00
Annual Fee Notes Mandatory fees $1,020, Single Occupancy Room and Board $5,550, Double Occupancy Room $$4,500; Course & Program Fees — see website:
Bilingual Admissions Contact Savannah Rosner (870) 391-3102
Financial Aid Information
Seventy-four percent of Northark students receive some type of financial aid. Northark has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships in the last five years. Presidential Scholarships based on ACT scores of 21 or higher are available for high school graduates of Arkansas and Missouri Contiguous counties beginning the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students are eligible for this award for up to four semesters. There are four tiers of award amounts based on ACT scores: Bronze ACT 21-22 $500 per semester; Silver ACT 23-24 $1,000 per semester; Gold ACT 25-29 $1,500 per semester; Platinum ACT 30 + Tuition and Mandatory fees up to 18 hours per semester
Financial Aid Contact Jennifer Haddock Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Phone (870) 391-3266
Financial Aid Email
Financial Aid Priority Deadline Aug 1, 2023
More Information Click Here

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