National Park College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,640

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,605

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,768

47.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

27.2%

99 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 2017, 526 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Park College. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (430 degrees), 9.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,640, which is $-4,774 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,640, which is $-4,774 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,605.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,640

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at National Park College was $2,640. The cost of tuition at National Park College is $-4,774 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,605

2017 Value

35.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 National Park College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,605. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of National Park College grew by 35.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,964

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Park College was of $6,964 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at National Park College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

12.7%

2016 Default Rate

91

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at National Park College was 12.7%, which represents 91 out of the 716 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 2,768 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,313 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,455. This means that 47.4% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.8% White, 17% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at National Park College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,768 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,313 and the part-time enrollment is 1,455. This means that 47.4% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2017 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 55%. 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

    2,153

  2. Black or African American

    470

  3. Asian

    40

The enrolled student population at National Park College is 77.8% White, 17% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 32 more women than men received degrees from National Park College. The majority of degree recipients at National Park College are white (430 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 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 Mechanical Technologies (103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (131 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 Software developers (437,168 people), Other managers (212,903 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (200,672 people), Computer occupations, all other (139,579 people), and Police officers (128,868 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Mechanical Technologies (103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (131 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Protective Services (20 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Mechanical Technologies (103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (131 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Protective Services (20 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Park College are Computer Systems Design (541,882 people), Elementary & secondary schools (369,599 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (328,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,110 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (140,133 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Mechanical Technologies (103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (131 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees), and Protective Services (20 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 247

  2. 279

In 2017, 247 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College, which is 0.885 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (279).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 71 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 14.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 69 degrees were awarded to women at National Park College in General Studies, which is 1.68 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% 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 26% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Park College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.01% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    430 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Park College is white (430 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    218 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    212 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Park College is white male (218 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (212 degrees).

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Operations

National Park College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $30.8k (2.33%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, National Park College had a total salary expenditure of $26.3M. National Park College employs 100 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at National Park College are Female Instructors (62), Male Instructors(38), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College are: Management, with 22 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.32M

2017 Endowment

2.64%

growth from 2016

National Park College has an endowment valued at about $1.32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of National Park College grew 2.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.34M 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. $1.71M - Federal

  2. $2.92M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, National Park College received $1.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.92M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.3M

2017 Salaries

0.84%

growth from 2016

In 2017, National Park College paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($26.3M) and a 0.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.48% decline from 2015 and a 7.04% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.91M

Instructional Salaries

100

Number of Employees

In 2017, National Park College paid a total of $4.91M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

100 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Park College were Instructor with 100 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College were Management with 22 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 20 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Park College was Female Instructor with 62 employees, Male Instructor with 38 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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