National Park College
- 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.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|National Park College||(AR) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||130 staff||62 staff|
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
The nearest community college to National Park College is College of the Ouachitas (18.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,257 students | 18.80 MiOne College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 337-5000 18.801,257
- 1,902 students | 48.50 Mi1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 977-2000 48.501,902
- 525 students | 49.70 Mi1600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 420-1200 49.70525
- 4,531 students | 50.40 Mi3000 W Scenic Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72118
(501) 812-2200 50.404,531
- 569 students | 51.70 Mi604 Locust St
N Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 374-6305 51.70569
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