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Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission.
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NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Rebecca Paneitz, President
HLC Institution ID: 1319
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 1991
Accreditation Date(s): (1995- .)
Commission Participation: AQIP PARTICIPANT
Year of Last PEAQ Comprehensive Evaluation: 1999 - 2000
Year of Admission to AQIP: 07/12/2006
Year of Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: None
Year of Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014
Year of Last System Appraisal: None
Year of Next System Appraisal: 2009 - 2010
Due Date of Next Systems Portfolio: 6/1/10
Last Action: 12/01/2008
Legal Status: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): A
Stipulations on Affiliation Status:
Approval of New Degree Sites:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance Education Degrees:
Prior Commission approval required to offer on-line degrees beyond the Associate of Arts and the AAS in
Safety & Health, and Hazardous Materials Management.
Progress Report: 10/01/2006; A report on assessment of student learning in on-line programs.
Other Visits Scheduled:
Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/13/2009)
Undergraduate: 2466 4750
Graduate: 0 0
Post-baccalaureate First Professional: 0 0
Other Headcounts (last updated: 04/13/2009)
Non-Credit headcount: 3675
Dual enrollment (high school) 756
Degree Programs (last updated: 04/13/2009)
Programs Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 23 467
Bachelors Degrees 0 0
Masters Degrees 0 0
Specialist Degrees 0 0
First Professional Degrees 0 0
Doctoral Degrees 0 0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/13/2009)
Programs Certificates Awarded in Last Reported
Certificates 34 143
Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 04/13/2009)
In-State: Campuses: None
Course Locations: 1
Out-of-State: Campuses: None
Course Locations: None
Out-of-U.S.: Campuses: None
Course Locations: None
Distance Learning (last updated: 04/13/2009)
This listing is limited to programs that are delivered 100% asynchronously.
AAS in Safety & Health, and Hazardous Materials Management (Internet)
Associate of Arts Degree (Internet)