Community is key! Gravette strives to be known in Northwest Arkansas as a place that is uniquely independent and exceptionally family friendly. Through master planning initiatives, creative partnerships, and professional management of resources, Gravette seeks to be a model community.
Gravette is a City of the First Class with an estimated population of over 4,000 and a land mass of nearly 14-square miles. Gravette is located in the northwest corner of Benton County. Gravette is conveniently located within 15 minutes of most major cities and employers in Northwest Arkansas.
WORKFORCE & EDUCATION
GRAVETTE HAS DIVERSE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AND A STRONG WORKFORCE.
The Gravette School District provides a well-rounded education to students in Gravette and surrounding communities. Teachers are paid well above the state average and the average percentage of students graduating over the last three years is 88%. Learn more about the Gravette School District here.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
In 2016, Gravette became a satellite campus for Northwest Technical Institute with the introduction of a welding program on the Gravette School District campus. The program has expanded and today offers career and technical courses to students across the area in basic and advanced welding; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration; automotive service technology; and machining. Additional courses are available at the main campus of Northwest Technical Institute, located 40 minutes from Gravette. Courses at the main campus include ammonia refrigeration, medium and heavy truck maintenance, information systems, and truck driving and CDL courses.
Northeast Tech, with campuses in Kansas, Oklahoma (45-minute drive) and Kansas, Oklahoma (55-minute drive), provides career and technical education in the fields of automotive service technology, electrical technology, welding and metal fabrication, health careers, practical nursing, construction trades, diesel and heavy equipment repair, and truck driver training among many others. More information about the course catalog is available here. Additional short-term evening courses are available and relate to things like computers, machining, small motor repair, and more. Learn more about the short-term adult education classes offered by clicking here. Northeast Tech works with employers to develop customized workforce training in a variety of fields.
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is 20 miles from Gravette and offers degree and certification programs in a wide variety of subjects, include electronics technology, computer information systems, CAD design, construction technology, computer information management, logistics management. They offer workforce training in supply chain management, project management, data analysis, and more. NWACC works with businesses to develop customized workforce training to meet business needs.
The University of Arkansas, a four-year college, is located approximately 40 minutes from Gravette and is proud to be among the top 2% of research schools in the nation. There are 96 options for undergraduate majors, 81 master's degree programs, and 38 doctoral and specialist programs. More than $180 million is spent on research each year at the university.