Accreditation Information

National Park College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7 - 500, Chicago, IL 60604. Phone: 800-621-7440, Website:

Most programs and courses satisfactorily completed at this institution will transfer to other colleges and universities throughout the United States. However, we encourage students who plan to transfer to discuss specific courses and transfer options with a counselor or advisor as early as possible.

The Automotive Service Technology program at National Park College is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176, Phone: 703-669-6650, Website:

The National Park College Emergency Medical Sciences program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health - Section of EMS to provide EMS education. National Park College's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). CoAEMSP may be contacted at Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone: 214-703-8445, Website:

The HIT Associate of Applied Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, Phone: 312-233-1100, Website:

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. NAACLS may be contacted at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Phone: 773-714-8880, Website:

Nursing programs, both the AS (RN) and the PN (LPN) Certificate, are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.  The Associate degree nursing program at National Park College located in Hot Springs, Arkansas is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at ACEN may be reached at
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 or by calling (404) 975-5000.

The Radiologic Technology program is also accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This accreditation agency may be contacted at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone: 312-704-5300, Website:

The Respiratory Care program at National Park College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Phone: 817-283-2835, Website:

The Welding Technology program at National Park College is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER offices are located at 13614 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL 32615, Phone: 386-518-6500 or 888-622-3720, Website:

The Hospitality program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), Phone: 410-226-5527, Website:

The Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. 11520 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213, Phone: (913) 339-9356, Website:

The NPC Concurrent Credit program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP offices are located at 200 N. Greensboro Street Suite C3, Carrboro, NC 27510, Phone: (919) 593-5205, Website:

NPC has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. 3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130, Boulder, CO 80301, 720-680-1600, Website:

The College holds institutional memberships in the following:

  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Arkansas Association of College and University Business Officers (AACUBO)
  • Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC)
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
  • Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Hot Springs Village Chamber of Commerce
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)


Please contact the accrediting bodies directly or the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at (501) 760-4205 to obtain more information regarding the college’s accreditation standing with any of the above accrediting agencies.