Siloam Springs’ primary/secondary schools, John Brown University, the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College and area technical schools offer high caliber, lifelong educational opportunities to residents of Northwest Arkansas. State-of-the-art facilities and access to the latest technology ensures that graduates meet the expectations of the cutting-edge businesses and industries choosing Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

K-12 – Siloam Springs School District

Siloam Springs School District is one of Arkansas’ finest school districts and is comprised of approximately 4,434 students in five schools including pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools. U.S. News and World Report has awarded Siloam Springs High School a Silver rating, indicating the school is among the top high schools in the nation.

Higher Education

John Brown University is located in Siloam Springs and maintains important relationships with Siloam Springs High School. This Christian liberal arts college has more than 2,700 students from 39 nations and 42 states pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in such majors as graphic and web design, family and human services, early childhood education, business administration and nursing. John Brown University has one of the highest graduation rates in the state and 98 percent of graduates report that they have jobs within six months.

John Brown University presently offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering with concentrations in electrical/computer, mechanical, and renewable energy. It is one of the Top 5 engineering schools in Arkansas. JBU also offers a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A new $6 million nursing facility will allow students to train using simulation patient rooms, High Fidelity Simulators, clinical teaching space, exam rooms and lab space.

The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, is 45 minutes from Siloam Springs, in Fayetteville. Upwards of 26,300 students take classes in more than 200 academic programs, both undergraduate and graduate. The University of Arkansas is the nation’s 7th fastest growing public research university and consistently recognized as one of the best college values in the U.S.

Northwest Arkansas Community College is only 40 minutes from Siloam Springs and serves more than 8,100 students, including more than 1,000 high school students who are dual enrolled. The college offers transfer degrees in global studies, business, agriculture, food and life sciences and liberal arts, and offers career and technical degrees in such disciplines as business, culinary arts, computer information systems, criminal justice, electronics technology, and environmental science, among others, and also offers customized workforce development programs to local businesses.

Northwest Technical Institute is the Arkansas Vo-Tech school serving the training / retraining needs of more than 1,000 students who wish to enter a recognized occupation or improve their occupational skills and knowledge to achieve stability or advancement in the workplace. The school, only 30 minutes from Siloam Springs, offers diploma programs in such concentrations as allied health professions, business, information systems, ammonia refrigeration maintenance, electronics, industrial maintenance, machine tool technology, welding and automotive service and repair, as well as customized, short- or long-term industry training.

Northeast Technology Center, just 20 minutes from Siloam Springs, trains more than 1,200 students in its full-time, daytime programs in concentrations such as accounting, business, multimedia and graphics, construction trades, welding and metal fabrication, among others, and an additional 20,000 students through its Business & Industry Services, along with short-term night and weekend classes.

Business and Industry Training ,Business and Industry Training (BIT), just 20 minutes away from Siloam Springs, is a short term, hands-on Trade School that is a non-profit 501c3. BIT has addressed upskilling and reskilling needs for almost 30 years with offering Electrical Systems, Motor Controls, PLC's, Mechanical Drives, Fluid Power, Robotics, Essential Skills, Electrical Safety Training and much more! BIT has two training locations to serve Northwest Arkansas and one location is only 20 minutes away from Siloam Springs.  
BIT offers technical Certificates for our customized, short term, hands-on training such as Electrical Systems, Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), CNC, Robotics, Mechanical Drives, Vibration Analysis, Laser Alignment, Thermal Process Controls, Pneumatics and Hydraulics. Coming soon, we will be adding more training to our program including: Electrical Wiring, FANUC Robotics, and Power and Control Electronics Training.  
Most recently, Business and Industry Training New Partnership with NWACC, gives students more opportunities in NW Arkansas. The BIT and NWACC partnership will allow incumbent workers a credit path through technical short-term training, offering flexibility in pursuing a technical certificate or AAS General Technology degree. This is great for incumbent workers of Northwest Arkansas who are training in valuable skill sets through BIT to have more options in moving upward in their career track.
BIT also offers Safety Training such as HAZMAT (Refresher and 24 -hr), OSHA 10 & 30, Confined Space, CPR/First Aid, Electrical Safety (ARC Flash), Microsoft Excel Training and offering over 100 different Personal Development classes (soft skills) such as Supervising Others, Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Influence, Generation Gaps and More! 
Students can begin training at any time of the year and you choose the time of day you want to train. BIT training facility hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9pm at the Springdale Location and Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6pm at the Gentry location.