NPC Named In Top 10 Colleges For Online Programs

National Park College (NPC) earns the No. 10 spot in the ranking of top colleges for online programs in Arkansas, according to

National Park College scored higher than 30 other accredited colleges in the analysis with its high performance in categories related to affordability and distance education enrollment. NPC’s tuition was the third most affordable on the top 10 list. The college offers nearly 37,000 electronic library collections for the one-third of the student body enrolled in distance education. also recognizes the university’s dedication to student success by providing services such as career counseling and job placement.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Wade Derden said, “It is rewarding to receive this type of recognition for our online instruction. Over the last two years, NPC has invested in the people, software, and training necessary to improve the quality of online instruction. Faculty have dedicated many hours to analyzing and redesigning their online instructional techniques, which often differ from those that are successful in the physical classroom.”

The study evaluated 40 colleges and universities in Arkansas. Each institution was measured against 14 different criteria related to factors of affordability, student success, distance learning participation, and more.

Data was sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

View the complete ranking and methodology here: