National Park Community College

Tel: (501)760-4222
3,001 students
Public institution
National Park Community College emerged as a result of the blending of Garland County Community College and Quapaw Technical Institute into a comprehensive two-year institution by Act 678 of the 2003 Arkansas General Assembly effective July 1, 2003. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, the college is located in Mid-America Park, just outside the city limits of Hot Springs, America's oldest national park service site.
School Highlights
National Park Community College serves 3,001 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
National Park Community College is the only community colleges within Garland County, AR.
The nearest community college is College of the Ouachitas (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College National Park Community College (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 130 staff
61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,001 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,001 students 1,444 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
# Full-Time Students 1,425 students
706 students
# Part-Time Students 1,576 students
887 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.33 0.47

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,270 is more than the state average of $2,472. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,270 is less than the state average of $4,598. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,270 $2,472
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,270 $4,598
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • National Park Community College averages approximately 3,000 credit students per semester enrolled in college courses blending liberal arts with occupational education to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. NPCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NPCC's academic programs are designed for students who plan to earn a two-year associate degree or a one-year technical certificate leading to employment, as well as for those who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The programs are, in some cases, flexible. The Adult Education assists adults to prepare for postsecondary education, successful careers, and productive lives. Instruction is conducted in an informal learning environment, with an emphasis on individual or small group instruction.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,472 per year for in-state students and $4,598 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.