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. You can even get your degree online. Northark also offers online associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees and certificates.
Northark has North and South campuses as well as the Carroll County Center in nearby Berryville, Ark., and a location on Main Street that houses the College's business offices as well as Educational Talent Search.
We pride ourselves in providing a successful academic experience to our students at an affordable price. Northark has consistently high rankings from both state and national organizations.
We’re especially proud that 95 percent of our students would recommend Northark to a friend or family member.
Northark is more than just a college. It’s a community.
A variety of student organizations allow students to maximize learning experiences outside of the classroom. A partnership between the Buffalo National River, Northark and the University of Central Arkansas turns the classroom into an outdoor learning lab in the Buffalo National Park in Ponca, Ark. Students test water, soil and study natural resources.
Pioneer athletics draw sports fans, student athletes and visitors to Pioneer Pavilion on the South Campus each year. The college field teams in basketball, baseball, softball, esports and soccer. Northark was the site of the NJCAA Division II National Women’s Basketball Tournament from 2017 to 2019.
A disc golf/cross-country course on campus and frequent community events paired with nearby attractions such as the Buffalo National River and Branson, Mo., provides opportunities to explore the beautiful Ozark Mountains.