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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.


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Adult Education Hosts Third Detention Center Graduation

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Adult Education Center hosted its third graduation at the Garland County Detention Center (GCDC) Tuesday where six new graduates earned their GED® diploma. The Adult Education Center began offering education programs in the detention center and the Garland County District Courts last July. Since then, they have helped more than 500 detention center students improve their basic education skills, including 18 students who earned a GED® diploma and 130 students who earned a WAGE™ certificate. The partnership with the Garland County Detention Center was created to provide education and workplace training to inmates with the goal of reducing recidivism. NPC provides basic education to prepare the inmates to earn their GED®, and workplace training through the Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE™) program. Inmates who do not yet have a diploma are placed in classes that include reading, math, language, social studies, and science to build the skills needed to pass the GED® exam and earn an Arkansas high school diploma. Inmates who already have a diploma may join WAGE™ workplace skills classes to gain computer skills, employment skills, create a resume, and build other skills needed to obtain and keep gainful employment. Inmates earning WAGE™ certificates or GED® diplomas can qualify for a reduction in their sentences.

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NPC Closed for Independence Day

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The College will resume normal business hours Tuesday, July 5.

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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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