Northark offers help for scrambling ITT Tech students

Thu Oct 6, 2016 at 09:39 AM

Students who attended ITT Technical Institutes can find solace at North Arkansas College (Northark) in Harrison, Ark.  ITT Tech closed its doors early September when faced with sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education.  The nearest ITT campuses to Harrison based Northark were located in Springfield, Mo., Little Rock, Ark., and Tulsa, Okla.

In an effort to assist an estimated 40,000 displaced ITT students at 130 campuses nationwide, former ITT students are welcome to contact the Registrar’s office to find help in navigating the transfer of credits that may apply toward a degree or certificate. 

Northark’s north campus houses a technical center and offers career training designed to get students into a job quickly.  Popular programs include welding, construction technology, HVAC, Truck Driving, Collision Repair, Manufacturing Technology and more.

The price tag on an associate degree from ITT hovered between $45-47K according to a tuition table published by ITT for the 2015-16 academic year. Conversely, Northark offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state with Boone County residents paying $68 per credit hour and Arkansas residents enrolling at $92 per credit hour.  The college offers a discounted tuition rate of $116 per credit hour for contiguous Missouri county students living in Barry, Stone, Ozark and Taney counties and Out-of-State students pay $163 per credit hour.

If there is enough interest expressed from ITT students, college officials say they may consider adding special classes to accommodate these students in the 2017 spring semester.

Northark’s fall term enrollment increased by over 5 percent from last year.  The college is recruiting students now and offers affordable tuition combined with high quality instruction.   

New student registration for the spring semester begins on November 9.

Displaced ITT Tech students can call the Registrar toll free at (800) 679-6622 or (870) 391-3241or by email at

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