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

NPC Board Discusses Increased Enrollment, New Measurements for Success

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 28. Items for report included increased student enrollment and updates to the campus’ high priority objectives. The Board welcomed new hires, Melinda Goldberg Institutional Services Assistant, and Tim Jackson, Clinical Coordinator for the Emergency Medical Services program. The Board approved updated measurements for success. The campus’ high priority objectives include increasing student persistence, workforce development contact hours, persistence and completion of underserved students, fall enrollment, fundraising, transfer students, and reducing administrative expenses.

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New Start For Choir, Art Programs

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) choir and art programs have embraced a new start this semester with two new faculty members. Dr. Ferris Allen, Director of Music Programs, and Lana Taliaferro, Art Faculty, began teaching in August. Taliaferro attended NPC before transferring to Henderson State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. She has a master’s of Fine Art from Vermont College of Fine Art. She is a licensed art education teacher and has worked as an instructor for Hot Springs School District, Benton School District and Henderson State University. Her art has been featured in galleries and exhibits across the state. Her most recent work has been shown at The Blue Rock Studio. Her accolades include the G. Roy Levin/Jessica Lutz Merit Prize, Vermont College of Fine Arts Merit Scholarship, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, among others.

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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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