National Park College

Hot Springs, AR 71913

National Park College is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Hot Springs. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 27% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

National Park College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,940, and fees were $840. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,020 and $930 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 33
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.7%

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College of the Ouachitas
19.32 miles away
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
50.17 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
50.63 miles away
UA Rich Mountain Community College
62.82 miles away
Southern Arkansas University Tech
65.15 miles away
Southeast Arkansas College
65.71 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
66.05 miles away
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
78.22 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
79.48 miles away
Texarkana College
92.08 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1984 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$88/credit
In State Students$98/credit
Out of State Students$134/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,960 $4,410 $6,030
ADN 70 $6,160 $6,860 $9,380
BSN 125 $11,000 $12,250 $16,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of National Park College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $3,942
Other Federal Grant 14% $175
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $1,146
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $1,161
Federal Student Loans 28% $4,400
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,828
$30,001 to $48,000$9,122
$48,001 to $75,000$10,594
$75,001 to $110,000$10,597
Over $110,000$13,301

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.

National Park College
101 College Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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