National Park College

Hot Springs National Park, AR, USA
3.05 Average Rating

With campus a short drive from both Hot Springs National Park and Ouachita National Forest, National Park College is a 2-year community college in central Arkansas. NPC offers degrees and certificates in over 30 academic fields of study. As befitting its location, the college features five Hospitality and Tourism degrees as well as Recreation majors with concentrations in Leisure Services and Natural Resources Management. NPC fields men’s and women’s basketball teams and intramural squads in volleyball, basketball, flag football, and soccer.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
2,934
Total Number of Undergrads
2,934
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,852
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,780
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,950
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,709
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,159
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,382

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
21%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,257
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,148
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$119
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$28,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.05 Average Rating
NPCC, although a smaller school, has much to offer. I am very satisfied with the staffing, both in and out of the classroom. I have had too few negative experiences to say that I wouldn't recommend this college to anyone seeking to improve their education.
Roy from Hot Springs, AR
So far it seems like I will love it. The only complaint I have is there is a lack of returning emails from the employees here, but sometimes that is understandable. I am looking forward to starting here in a few weeks.
Lindsay from Hot Springs, AR
i have been taking as many classes online as possible seeing that i am a single parent trying to work, go to school, and provide for my daughter. the online classes that national park community college are not only well-outlined and organized, but the teachers are very caring and passionate, just as if i was in a classroom. national park community college has worked with all my needs and availabilities to ensure that i can further my education to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
Leigh from Hot Springs, AR

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