Colleges See Need For Northwest Arkansas Outposts

by Chris Bahn  on Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 12:00 am  

Board of Trustees Chairman Ric Clifford announces plans for a Washington County expansion of Northwest Arkansas Community College. The Bentonville school is eyeing at least half of 39 acres in Springdale near Arvest Ballpark as the location. (Rob Smith)

As Northwest Arkansas has grown, so too have the post-secondary offerings in Benton and Washington counties. While the University of Arkansas enrollment topping 24,500 has been well publicized, other schools in the region are growing as well.

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