National Park College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,000
11.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,508
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,340
50.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.6%
115 Graduates

About

National Park College is a higher education institution located in Garland County, AR. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at National Park College were Pre-Nursing Studies (87 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (58 degrees), and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (31 degrees).

In 2022, 792 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Park College. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (554 degrees), 6.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $3,000, which is $−5,112 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $3,000, which is $−5,112 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,508.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending National Park College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at National Park College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at National Park College is $−5,112 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,508
2022 Value
0.188%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 National Park College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,508. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of National Park College grew by 0.188%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,554
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Park College was of $7,554 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at National Park College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 15.6% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.42%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at National Park College was 3.42%, which represents 20 out of the 585 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

National Park College had a total enrollment of 2,340 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,192 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,148. This means that 50.9% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.8% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Asian, 1.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at National Park College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.5%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Park College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,340 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,192 and the part-time enrollment is 1,148. This means that 50.9% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at National Park College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), National Park College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,796 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    212 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    196 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at National Park College is 76.8% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 8.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.54% Asian, 1.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 39 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 34 more women than men received degrees from National Park College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at National Park College is white (554 degrees awarded). There were 6.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at National Park College is Pre-Nursing Studies (87 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (58 degrees) and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at National Park College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (156 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Park College are Registered nurses (1,428,112 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (207,266 people), Other managers (206,475 people), Medical & health services managers (168,403 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,884 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College in 2022 are Precision Production (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (156 degrees), Health (260 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Park College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (156 degrees), Health (260 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Park College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,579,613 people), Elementary & secondary schools (552,583 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (361,437 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,057 people), and Outpatient care centers (277,637 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (95 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (131 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (156 degrees), Health (260 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by National Park College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 87 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at National Park College was Pre-Nursing Studies with 87 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

379
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
413
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 379 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College, which is 0.918 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (413).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 24.3 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College in Pre-Nursing Studies, which is 5.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from National Park College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at National Park College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.22% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    554 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Park College is white (554 degrees awarded). There were 6.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

1.14% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    303 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at National Park College is white female (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (251 degrees).

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Operations

National Park College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.64M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 28.3k (1.73%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, National Park College had a total salary expenditure of 37.2M. National Park College employs 69 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors and 7 Professors. Most academics at National Park College are Female Assistant professor (44), Male Assistant professor (25), and Male Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Endowment

$1.64M
2022 Endowment
7.12%
growth from 2021

National Park College has an endowment valued at about $1.64M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of National Park College grew 7.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.57M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.2M
2022 Salaries
3.48%
growth from 2021

In 2022, National Park College paid a median of $13.2M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($37.2M) and a 3.48% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.23M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2022, National Park College paid a total of $4.23M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Park College were Assistant professor with 69 employees, Associate professor with 11 employees, and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees, Management with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Park College was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at National Park College.

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