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Northwest Arkansas Community College aims to ease students' transitions

By Dave Perozek

This article was published August 23, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.

Student transfers

For the fall 2014 semester, 487 Northwest Arkansas Community College students transferred to a four-year institution in Arkansas. Forty-five students transferred to another two-year institution in Arkansas. Here are the most popular transfer choices and how many from the college transferred to each school last year.

• University of Arkansas: 351

• John Brown University: 48

• University of Central Arkansas: 22

• Arkansas Tech University: 20

• Harding University: 15

Source: Northwest Arkansas Community College

Enrollment

Northwest Arkansas Community College’s fall semester begins Monday. Officials built the college’s budget for the fiscal year on the assumption enrollment would be down 3 percent from last fall’s enrollment of 8,098 students. Todd Kitchen, vice president of student services, said during a meeting last month fall semester enrollment was 4 percent below what it was expected to be at that point.

“We are a little lower than expected,” Kitchen said on Thursday. “We’re hopeful we will make up some ground in the next few days.”

Source: Staff report

BENTONVILLE -- Hundreds of students leave Northwest Arkansas Community College each year to continue their education at a four-year institution, a transition college officials want to make as smooth as possible.

Student transfers

For the fall 2014 semester, 487 Northwest Arkansas Community College students transferred to a four-year institution in Arkansas. Forty-five students transferred to another two-year institution in Arkansas. Here are the most popular transfer choices and how many from the college transferred to each school last year.

• University of Arkansas: 351

• John Brown University: 48

• University of Central Arkansas: 22

• Arkansas Tech University: 20

• Harding University: 15

Source: Northwest Arkansas Community College

Enrollment

Northwest Arkansas Community College’s fall semester begins Monday. Officials built the college’s budget for the fiscal year on the assumption enrollment would be down 3 percent from last fall’s enrollment of 8,098 students. Todd Kitchen, vice president of student services, said during a meeting last month fall semester enrollment was 4 percent below what it was expected to be at that point.

“We are a little lower than expected,” Kitchen said on Thursday. “We’re hopeful we will make up some ground in the next few days.”

Source: Staff report

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