Northwest Technical Institute

Springdale’s Northwest Technical Institute has served the people of Northwest Arkansas with quality workforce education since 1975. NTI's primary role is to provide educational programs to serve the training/retraining needs of students who wish to enter a recognized occupation or improve their occupational skills and knowledge so that they may achieve stability or advancement in the work place.

NTI features small classes, excellent access to training material and equipment, work internships, and hands-on experience in the classroom. The size and structure allows rapid adaptability to the changing needs of technology. The campus offers a complete range of training, everything from specialized training to associate degrees.

Adult Education Center

The Adult Education Center at NTI serves the community by providing free instruction to adults who wish to improve their academic or computer skills, obtain an Arkansas High School Diploma (GED), learn English (ESL), or study for citizenship. Individuals under the age of 18 may be admitted under Arkansas law guidelines.

Daytime and evening classes, distance learning, flexible scheduling, and individualized instruction are available. Classes are conducted on-site as well as at various locations throughout the Springdale area.

Graduate NWA

Graduate NWA is a website designed to provide information about Northwest Arkansas higher education opportunities and to encourage local residents to restart and complete their education at one of the region's technical schools, colleges or universities.

Students leave school before completing their degree for many reasons, including family obligations, financial challenges and poor academic performance. That's understandable. However, armed with good information and the proper support, completing your education is well within reach.

Graduate NWA works with five nonprofit institutions in the region:

  1. John Brown University (JBU)
  2. Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)
  3. Northwest Technical Institute (NTI)
  4. University of Arkansas (U of A)
  5. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest (UAMS)

These five institutions joined forces with five area chambers of commerce, the Northwest Arkansas Council, and other region-minded individuals and organizations to develop this website as a gateway to help Northwest Arkansas increase how many people in our region have college degrees.

Completed degrees aren't just beneficial to the individuals who earn them. An educated workforce is critical to attracting new companies to a region, providing new jobs and ultimately raising the standard of living for all Northwest Arkansas residents.