National Park Community College

National Park Community College

National Park Community College, also known as NPCC, is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. It was established in 2003 with the merger of Garland County Community College and Quapaw Technical Institute. The college's name is due its location. It is adjacent to Hot Springs National Park. NPCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

NPCC's student life is active. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. The student body includes an impressive number of international students. The college also offers special organizations to assist foreign students with admission into the college.

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National Park Community College
101 College Dr
Hot Springs , AR 71913
General Phone: (501) 760-4222

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National Park Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts185liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology81health service and sciences, radiation therapist, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair36HVAC, automobile mechanics, marine mechanic
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Family and Social Work15child care management, child care provider
Business and Management12accounting technology, MIS
Production Trades12welding
Construction Trades11carpentry
Medical Administration8medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art
Hospitality3hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Engineering Technician1electronics tech
Education and Teaching1teacher ed

Number of programs and degrees for National Park Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19714
Associate's degree29217
Award of less than 1 academic year124

National Park Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, National Park Community College had a total enrollment of 2,944 students (1,872 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 19%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


National Park Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 32 %

National Park Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Hot Springs, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

National Park Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,526
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,830
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
National Park Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1210500)

National Park Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year5$56,3089$51,812
All faculty totalcalendar year5$56,3089$51,812

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year27$43,07646$41,908
All faculty totalacademic year27$43,07646$41,908

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

National Park Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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What Sets National Park Community College Apart:

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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 14%National Park Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% students 40 years or older
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Top 15%National Park Community College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%National Park Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Number of degree programs
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Top 20%National Park Community College Number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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