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National Park College

Learning is Our Focus; Student Success is Our Goal

From reduced and guaranteed tuition to high-demand skills, National Park College provides the tools needed to achieve your potential. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to your success in the workforce. In fact, we guarantee it. With an education at NPC, the path to a full-time career is closer than you think. 

NPC is less than half the cost of the average four-year university. More than 70% of NPC students receive Financial Aid and Scholarships. Last year, 2046 students received nearly $8.8 million in grants and scholarships. 

We offer two year degrees and certificates both on campus and online. View our class schedules.

Learn more about our Academic Programs or our wide variety of Continuing Education and Workforce Training classes. 

NPC offers transfer opportunities to every university in Arkansas. Refer to our National Park University initiative for more information.


Independence Day

College closed for Independence Day holiday.

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Summer Shorts Film Festival

Film Group hosts Summer Shorts Film Festival for young filmmakers June 28. Cash prizes available.

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Submit ideas for #FindYourMascot

Submit your mascot ideas at by Aug. 31!

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Latest NPC News

Advisors Serve At HOBY Conference

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) advisors attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference last weekend at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. Advisors Chelsea Lairamore, Nathan Looper, Josh Ramirez, and Stephanie Rizzo helped facilitate the event as part of the south Arkansas region. NPC Advisiors at HOBY conferenceThe HOBY curriculum emphasizes personal, group, and societal leadership. Dean of Enrollment, Jason Hudnell presented a session on group leadership at the conference. Students participated in discussion and activities related to leadership, service, and making a difference intended to introduce them to the idea of leadership for social change. The event included personality assessments, hands-on group projects, a global community perspectives exercise, and ended with Leadership in Action projects. HOBY participants dedicated over 150 hours of service to local libraries and the Boys and Girls Club in Magnolia, Arkansas.

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NPC Hosts Kids College

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) hosted the annual Kid’s College summer camp this week. Students in grades six through eight participated in six different classes. The Up-Up and Away – Drone Education 101 class taught the basics of flying drones using drone models provided in part by the NPC Innovative Technologies Center (ITC). ITC Director, William Polk led the class which culminated in a drone demonstration by ArkUAV of Little Rock Friday. Pictured left, ITC Director, William Polk with ArkUAV CEO, Brad Fausett.

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NPC Announces Search for New Mascot

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 22. Items for report included the County’s hazard mitigation plan, updates regarding the facilities master plan, and announcement of the search for a new mascot. The Board welcomed new hires Ana Hunt, Registrar; Gary Quintanilla and Mary Webb, Institutional Services Assistants; and Tim Ward, retail specialist for the bookstore. Vice President for Finance and Administration, Steve Trusty announced Brian Kroening, accounting supervisor will serve as Interim Controller for the College until the position is filled.

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NPTC Students Earn CPR, PCA Certifications

Hot Springs, Arkansas – 53 National Park Technology Center (NPTC) students earned their cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, and 36 students received their Personal Care Aide (PCA) certification during the spring semester. Students from high schools in Garland, Pike and Montgomery counties are eligible to attend the technology center during their junior and senior years.

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