National Park College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,700
2.27% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,596
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,077
60.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24%
92 Graduates

About

National Park College is a higher education institution located in Garland County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National Park College were .

In 2019, 785 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Park College. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (627 degrees), 7.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,700, which is $−5,124 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,700, which is $−5,124 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,596.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at National Park College was $2,700. The cost of tuition at National Park College is $−5,124 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,596
2019 Value
18.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 National Park College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,596. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of National Park College grew by 18.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,000
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Park College was of $10,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 5.82% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at National Park College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 30.1% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
15.5%
2017 Default Rate
103
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at National Park College was 15.5%, which represents 103 out of the 666 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 has a total enrollment of 2,077 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,250 students and the part-time enrollment is 827. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 8.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.11% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at National Park College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,077 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,250 and the part-time enrollment is 827. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), National Park College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,548
  2. Black or African American
    264
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    185

The enrolled student population at National Park College is 74.5% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 8.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.11% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 141 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 (627 degrees awarded). There were 7.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National Park College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (87 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (81 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,403,636 people), Other managers (194,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (182,750 people), Medical & health services managers (159,414 people), and Police officers (142,491 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

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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 (1,527,087 people), Elementary & secondary schools (512,722 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (372,434 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (291,742 people), and Outpatient care centers (255,963 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (87 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (81 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (220 degrees), Health (269 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National Park College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

322
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
463
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 322 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College, which is 0.695 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (463).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 84 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College in Welding Technology, which is 28 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 107 degrees were awarded to women at National Park College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.82 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from National Park College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Park College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    627 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    86 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Park College is white (627 degrees awarded). There were 7.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (86 degrees).

0.764% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    375 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    252 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Park College is white female (375 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (252 degrees).

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Operations

National Park College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.35M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $233k (17.3%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, National Park College had a total salary expenditure of $28.5M. National Park College employs 99 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at National Park College are Female Instructors (64), Male Instructors(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.35M
2019 Endowment
0.00311%
decline from 2018

National Park College has an endowment valued at about $1.35M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of National Park College declined 0.00311% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.95M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.32M - Federal
  2. $3.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, National Park College received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.4M
2019 Salaries
1.54%
growth from 2018

In 2019, National Park College paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($28.5M) and a 1.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.88% growth from 2017 and a 0.84% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.89M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2019, National Park College paid a total of $4.89M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Park College were Instructor with 99 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Park College was Female Instructor with 64 employees, Male Instructor with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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