National Park Community College

Tel: (501)760-4222
3,710 students
Public institution

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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 3,710 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
National Park Community College is the only community colleges within Garland County, AR.
The nearest community college is College of the Ouachitas (14.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
National Park Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 3,710 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,710 students
1,287 students
National Park Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,700 students
832 students
National Park Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,010 students
1,021 students
National Park Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
National Park Community College sch enrollment National Park Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
National Park Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
National Park Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
9%
12%
National Park Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
85%
66%
National Park Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
National Park Community College sch ethnicity National Park Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.27 0.45
National Park Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,270 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,270 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,270 $5,917
National Park Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,270 $10,050
National Park Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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