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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.


Mascot Reveal and Pep Rally

Join us in the gym for the mascot reveal and pep rally. Free Hamburgers and tshirts!

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State and Local Candidate Debate

SGA and Farm Bureau will host a State and Local Candidate Debate Oct 25 at 5:30 p.m. in FD.

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Intramural Basketball Sign-Up

Sign-up is now open for Intramural Basketball teams through Dec. 10 for men's and women's teams. Contact Bob Kissire, in the gym, or email: with your name, phone number, and email address.

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Latest NPC News

PEO Chapter CH Helps Student Find Her Path to Physics

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter CH scholarship was awarded to Stevie Renee Wells this semester. The $1000 scholarship is dedicated for non-traditional female students who may have been over looked by other scholarships. Wells graduated a year early from Lake Hamilton High School, earning a full academic scholarship to Arkansas Tech University (ATU). After struggling to connect with a major and working full time, she lost her scholarship and dropped out of college. Wells spent years in the workforce where she was able to understand her strengths and weaknesses and identify her passion for math and science.

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Students Awarded Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Two National Park College (NPC) students received the Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship this semester. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Keanna Peck and Riley Goad. Both Peck and Goad are studying criminal justice at NPC and attended the dedication of the newly named Legacy Hall Thursday. Pictured left are Riley Goad and Keanna Peck beside Mahlon Grigsby’s plaque inside the building. Peck is from a military family and has traveled the world. She believes her diverse experiences will help her with her dream to serve children in the juvenile justice system. She has served as a volunteer intern with the Garland County Juvenile Court and is active on campus working with TRiO student support services and student ambassadors. Goad chose criminal justice because of his father’s influence as a police officer. His dream is to use his career in law enforcement to save lives and make the world a better place every day. He serves as Vice President of the Student Government Association and says “hard work” is what he loves more than anything.

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NPC Dedicates Legacy Hall to Commemorate Campus History

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) hosted a building dedication for the newly named Legacy Hall Thursday. Past presidents of National Park College, Garland County Community College, directors of Quapaw Technical Institute, and Board of Trustees members were invited to recognize the legacy of their leadership. The College unveiled new signage on the front of the building, formerly the Math and Sciences Building. Inside the building, a tribute wall showcased past board members and presidents commemorating their service to the campus and the community. A similar display will be installed to honor faculty and staff at a later date.

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2nd Fiber Optics Technician Training to Begin at NPC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) partnered with BDI DataLynk in the spring to offer industry recognized, Fiber Optic Association (FOA) sanctioned, fiber optics networking courses. Fiber optics networking is a highly technical, hands-on field that is forecasted to experience high growth through 2022. Employment opportunities could include jobs in the cable, satellite television, or phone industries. The second series of courses will begin November 14, and can be completed in one week. Industry certifications are awarded with the completion of each course. Instructor, Bob Ballard is a Vietnam veteran and a FOA certified master instructor.

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