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Voters reject tax hike for Northwest Arkansas Community College

by NWA Democrat-Gazette | May 9, 2023 at 10:29 p.m.
Students walk across campus at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville in this file photo.

BENTONVILLE — Northwest Arkansas Community College’s millage rate will remain as is after residents on Tuesday rejected a tax hike.

The college had proposed a 0.4-mill increase that would have raised its millage rate from 2.6 to 3. The college’s millage applies only to residents of its taxing district, which includes the Bentonville and Rogers school districts.

Complete but unofficial results show the issue failed:

For 911 (44%)

Against 1,175 (56%)

College officials estimated the millage increase would have brought the college an additional $1.8 million per year in revenue.

Northwest Arkansas Community College is the largest two-year college in the state, with 7,593 students taking courses for academic credit last fall semester. Enrollment increased by 802 students, or 10.7%, in the fall 2022 semester over the previous fall semester, and by 1,016 students, or 15.9%, this spring semester over last, Hodges said.


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