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.


UCA Transfer Recruiter Visit

Chris Riggins, UCA Transfer Recruiter, will be on campus 9/30 in the Student Center. Stop by to learn more about the transfer admission process from NPC to UCA.

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Mascot Voting

Vote for your favorite mascot using Blackboard. Voting closes Friday, Sept. 30 at midnight.

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Volleyball Sign-Up

Sign-up is now open for Intramural Volleyball teams through Oct. 1st. Interested players should contact Bob Kissire, in the gym, or email

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Latest NPC News

SPSFGC Awards 19 Scholarships

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) hosted a reception for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Garland County (SPSFGC) Thursday evening. The Single Parent Scholarship Fund was established in 1990. Their mission is to enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. Recipients and their families were invited to attend. Dr. John Hogan presented opening remarks and several students shared their stories. The committee approved 19 students to receive scholarship awards totaling $14,000.

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NPC Reveals Three Mascot Finalists

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) announced the three finalists for mascot this week in conjunction with Spirit Week activities. The final three mascot concepts were selected from the top 10 by members of the Student Government Association and administration. Graphic artist, Cari Elliott prepared concept boards for the audience using references from other school mascots. She explained how each idea could be represented graphically.

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New ADHE Director, Dr. Maria Markham Visits NPC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) welcomed newly selected Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), Dr. Maria Markham Wednesday during an informal reception. Dr. Markham has toured many campuses across the state over the past few weeks. She said, “I appreciate the warm welcome I have received from everyone. I have enjoyed learning more about the unique missions of our state’s colleges and universities and look forward to working with each of them to improve student success and degree attainment. I am proud of the work National Park College is doing to meet that goal.”

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NPC Reveals Top Ten Mascot Selections

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) announced the top 10 mascot selections Friday. The top 10 mascot concepts were selected from more than 160 submissions. The mascot selection team included representatives from faculty, staff, students and the community. The team looked for concepts that reflected NPC's brand personality, considered the culture and history of both the college and community, could be easily represented in print, online and in college materials, and were accompanied by a name and costume idea. Nearly 50 percent of the total submissions were from students, 23 percent from faculty and staff, 15 percent from community members, and the remainder from alumni and other categories.

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