National Park Community 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.
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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • National Park Community College is the only community colleges within Garland County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to National Park Community College is College of the Ouachitas (14.9 miles away).

Top Placements

National Park Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
National Park Community College(AR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty130 staff62 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of National Park Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The National Park Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,001 students1,650 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:125:1
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# Full-Time Students1,425 students724 students
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# Part-Time Students1,576 students926 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
6%
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% Black
9%
19%
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% White
81%
69%
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% Unknown races
3%
-
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Diversity Score0.330.48
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College Completion Rate
18%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$28,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,490 is more than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,540 is less than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,490$3,014
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,540$4,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,089$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,575$5,362
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Source: 2016 (or 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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