Public 2 Year

National Park Community College

Hot Springs, Arkansas

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National Park Community College overview
Location Hot Springs, Arkansas
Online npcc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
National Park Community College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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National Park Community College (NPCC), situated near the resort city of Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers a comprehensive community college experience enriched by its proximity to the scenic Ouachita Mountains. Established in 2003 from a merger between Garland County Community College and Quapaw Technical Institute, NPCC provides a diverse range of academic programs, with a focus on health sciences and technical studies that reflect regional industry needs. While the college does not offer on-campus housing, it boasts a modern campus with facilities designed to support its educational offerings, including state-of-the-art technical labs and allied health simulation centers. NPCC maintains an open admissions policy, welcoming a varied student population seeking vocational training, transfer opportunities to four-year institutions, or personal enrichment. Noted for its tailored workforce development programs, the college plays a pivotal role in the local economy while also contributing to the broader educational landscape of Arkansas.

National Park Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,210 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 709 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $3,000 plus fees of $2,000.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for National Park Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,000
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,675
Other Expenses Budget$4,668
Total One Year Cost$16,543

Arkansas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for National Park Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,000
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,675
Budget for Other Expenses$4,668
Total One Year Cost$16,843

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$28,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by National Park Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 39%
Health Professions 32%
Business 8%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 7%
Education 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106980 IPEDS survey data for National Park Community College.

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