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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.


New Student Orientation Aug 3

Campus orientation sessions for new students

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Congressman Westerman Visit

Congressman Westerman will visit campus July 28 to speak about the local workforce, economy and jobs.

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Submit ideas for #FindYourMascot

Submit your mascot ideas at by Aug. 31!

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Latest NPC News

Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Foundation hosted their quarterly board meeting Thursday in the Southside Student Center. Les Warren presided over his first meeting as the newly elected Foundation Board Chair. Warren was elected to the seat in April, following past Chair Raymond Wright. Foundation Vice Chair, Dennis Smith and Secretary/Treasurer, Bill Creason were also elected in April. Other members of the Foundation Board include Franklin Bass, Laryssa Blunt, Mike Bush, Caroline Campbell, Sally Carder, Brenda Cox, Denise Davis, Ted Ericson, Ann Hair, John Hogan, Bob Megahan, Don Munro, Lance Porter, Senator Bill Sample, Bryan Smith, Gary Troutman, and Representative John Vines. Warren expressed his appreciation to past Chair Raymond Wright for his vision and leadership. He presented Wright with a commemorative gavel.

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NPC Talent Search Grant Renewed For Five Years

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Talent Search program received a grant renewal for an additional five years. The total grant award is $1,399,200.00. NPC’s Talent Search program began in 1998 and serves six area public school districts, including, Lake Hamilton, Fountain Lake, Mountain Pine, Cutter Morning Star, Jessieville, and Hot Springs. The project is designed to meet four objectives, including identifying students with potential to attend college; encouraging students to complete high school and enter into a college program of study; and publicizing the availability of student financial assistance to students who pursue a college program of study. The program provides connections to high quality academic tutoring, assistance in high school course selection, completion of admissions and financial aid applications, guidance in high school or college re-entry, financial literacy sessions, career, personal and academic advising, cultural and college visitation trips, mentoring, and summer activities.

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Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Pharmacy Technician Program hosted a recognition ceremony July 12 for its first class of graduates. Nineteen students began the program March 29 and will be recognized for completion of their 80-hour classroom training for pharmacy technician. Graduates include, Collene Atchley, Lauren Black, Kevin Bunch, Jean Carpenter, Jennifer Diaz, Richard Dunlap, Brandie Elledge, Katelyn Hunter, Jane Kowalkowski, Amanda Long, Amber Merritt, Briana Sport, Lorra Stinson, Melissa Stone, Dustin Tart, Jayme Vaughn, Melanie Wilder, Patricia Wright, and Jonathan Wykoff.

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NPC Awarded $894k State Grant

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) was awarded a Regional Workforce Implementation Grant for $894,181 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) this month. NPC received a $95,000 planning grant in October and began work to establish the ITC. The grant program was established through Act 1131 of 2015 and required institutions to submit proposals based on labor needs and skills gaps for regional employers. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet selected grant recipients based on a rigorous application process that included program need, planning, community partnerships, and budgeting.

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