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Northwest Arkansas Colleges Work On Transfer Deal

Posted: March 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Elizabeth Humbu of Papua, New Guinea, studies data analysis between classes at Ecclesia College on Feb. 19 on campus.

A small Christian college in Springdale hopes to get a boost from a credit transfer policy it is working out with NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

At A Glance

Work College

Ecclesia College is a member of the Work Colleges Consortium, a group of seven small liberal arts colleges in six states that emphasizes learning through job experiences. College of the Ozarks, located near Branson, Mo., is another member.

All students attending Ecclesia are required to work an average of 15 hours per week, with most of their compensation going toward their tuition. The average Ecclesia student graduates with student debt of less than $6,000, the lowest of any four-year college in Arkansas, according to Ecclesia.

Source: Staff Report

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