“National Park College continues to embrace the student success agenda by developing strategies to improve student retention and degree attainment. The Board of Trustees approves annual metrics for the College, many of which are tied to student success. Our faculty and staff remain committed to helping and supporting students to become graduates.”
–Dr. John A. Hogan, President, National Park College
Who We Are
National Park College is located in Hot Springs AR, a beautiful resort community of over 50,000 approximately 45 minutes southwest of Little Rock . The local economy centers on tourism, manufacturing, retirement living, and medical sciences. Tourism attractions include the thermal waters of the National Park, hiking trails, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, five nearby lakes, outstanding golf courses, and a thriving art community. The fourth largest community college in the state, National Park College averages approximately 4,000 credit students per semester enrolled in college courses blending liberal arts with occupational education to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Over 2,000 students a year also enroll in a wide range of non-credit and continuing education services provided by the Community Services/Continuing Education Program. These include customized workforce training for business and industry, on-site courses for the hospitality and tourism industry, on campus computer classes, online classes, and various professional development workshops.