North Arkansas College students can complete a bachelor’s degree without having to leave the community. We do this by partnering with 10 colleges and universities for various degree options for students. These partnerships allow students to complete freshman and sophomore classes at North Arkansas College and the junior and senior level courses at the partnering institution. Some junior and senior level courses are offered online, on North Arkansas College’s campus or at the participating four-year institution. Students can even be enrolled in coursework at both institutions simultaneously.
Participating Four-Year Institutions
American Public University
After earning an associate’s degree at Northark, students can receive a bachelor of art or bachelor of science degree in general studies, history, intelligence studies, management, retail management, security management, information systems security, sports and health sciences, reverse logistics management or transportation and logistics management. All courses are online through American Public University.
Arkansas Tech University
The Arkansas Tech Partnership Program, which combines the efforts of North Arkansas College and Arkansas Tech University, allows students the opportunity to complete bachelor’s degrees in elementary education, nursing, agriculture, agriculture business, applied leadership, criminal justice, early childhood education, industrial/organizational psychology, information technology, interdisciplinary studies or public relations without having to travel to Russellville.
Arkansas State University
Students who earn an associate of science in criminal justice at Northark, can receive a bachelor’s degree in criminology with online and ITV classes from Arkansas State University. In 2016, students can begin enrolling in the global supply chain management degree. Northark and ASU have an agreement that allows students to take classes at Northark to earn an associate of science in business and finish a bachelor of science in global supply chain management at ASU completely online and at time that fit into their busy schedules.
Cox College of Nursing
Students can earn a bachelor of science in nursing or bachelor of science in diagnostic imaging with online courses.
After earning an associate’s degree at Northark, students can receive a bachelor of art in business administration or bachelor of science degrees in health science or organizational communication and development from Drury. Students must complete an associate degree at Northark. Failure to do so will limit the transfer credit award. To meet requirements for graduation from Drury, a student must earn a combined 124 hours to include 36 hours of upper division credit as well as all other program requirements.
Eligible students may earn a bachelor’s degree in any of 36 business areas through Franklin University. Students combine their associate’s degree with online courses through Franklin.
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Students can earn a bachelor of science in nursing or bachelor of science in imaging science online or a bachelor of applied science or bachelor of science in organizational leadership through online, distance and onsite classes.
University of Arkansas
Students can earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing online from the University of Arkansas. The RN to BSN online program provides the opportunity for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma to earn a BSN in nursing, improving their earning potential.
University of Central Arkansas
The most common type of articulation agreement with UCA and community college is a "2+2" agreement, which details a specific set of courses that the students can take at Northark in order to earn an associate degree. UCA guarantees to accept the successful completion of this associate degree as fulfillment for the first two years of a specified baccalaureate degree program. See the 2+2 Northark/UCA programs.
Sarah Buckland ‘15
While working with her oldest child to help with a speech problem, Sarah Buckland realized education is the career path for her. Buckland, who earned her associate degree in 2005, thought she wanted to go into the accounting field but decided it wasn’t for her. Now she is on her way to earning a teaching degree through Northark’s bachelor degree partnership with Arkansas State University. She commutes to Mountain Home for her bachelor degree classes.