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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.


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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NPC Board Welcomes New Trustees, Honors Outgoing Trustees

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, November 30. Items for report included recognition of outgoing board members, introduction of newly elected board members and an update from the NPC Foundation. The Board welcomed new hire Jennifer Hughes, administrative specialist III for the nursing program. The November Student of the Month was Cassie Dean. Dean is a criminal justice student nominated by her instructor, Martin White. She is a single mom who enrolled at NPC after being laid off as an airplane mechanic. White, along with instructor, Christopher Thrasher both raved about her work-ethic and performance in the classroom.

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Ivers Appointed to State Nursing Board

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Dean of Nursing, Janice Ivers was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) earlier this month by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Her appointment expires October 1, 2020. The board was established by the Arkansas Legislature more than 100 years ago and is responsible for “developing standards for safe nursing care, approval of nursing schools and regulating licenses to practice nursing,” according to the ASBN website. Ivers is passionate about nursing and has been in the field for more than 33 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Central Arkansas.

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MLT Program Receives 10 Year Accreditation

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program was awarded a ten-year continuing accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) last month, the maximum award given by the organization. The accrediting review process is a long and intensive cycle which includes a comprehensive self-study report, and a site visit of the program which took place last spring. Program faculty must provide a summary of the last five years of annual reporting data, explanation of assessment strategies, continuous quality improvement methods, and graduate and employer feedback.

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PTK Studies Prostheses

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) honors society, Alpha Beta Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), hosted People, Pictures, Prostheses: The Possibilities Tuesday evening. The event was part of an annual Honors in Action project. This chapter's goal is to bring community awareness to the evolution of these engineered, life-enhancing products. PTK President, Howard Cheresnick said, “The project is intended to raise awareness of prostheses and how they have evolved over the years, as well as how they have changed people's lives in our community.”

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