National Park College

Hot Springs, AR 71913
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National Park College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in a suburb, in Hot Springs.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,768 students attend the school. Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

National Park College's in-state tuition for the 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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students2,768
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

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-PN: 84.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%

Accreditations

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
ACEN
12/01/1984 - Current

Admission

100%

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 -- --

$9,605

Average Net Price
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

2,768

Undergrads

0

Graduates

1,688

Women

1,080

Men

47%

Full-time

53%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
78%
Black/African American
17%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Asian
1%
Two or more races
0%
Non-resident alien
0%
Hispanic
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.

National Park College
101 College Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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