National Park College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,640

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,082

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.7%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

2,934

48.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.9%

98 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 2016, 554 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Park College. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (462 degrees), 12.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,640, which is $-4,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Park College is $2,640, which is $-4,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,082.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,640

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at National Park College was $2,640. The cost of tuition at National Park College is $-4,680 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,082

2016 Value

11.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 National Park College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,082. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of National Park College grew by 11.2%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.869% between 2015 and 2016. 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 2016. This represents a decline of 8.45% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

14.7%

2015 Default Rate

114

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at National Park College was 14.7%, which represents 114 out of the 776 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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Admissions

National Park College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 2,934 students enrolled at National Park College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National Park College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Park College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at National Park College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National Park College has a total enrollment of 2,934 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,436 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,498. This means that 48.9% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.7% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 6.41% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Asian, 1.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 majority White Female (46.1%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Park College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,934 students. The full-time enrollment at National Park College is 1,436 and the part-time enrollment is 1,498. This means that 48.9% of students enrolled at National Park College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2016 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 (60%), 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

    2,280

  2. Black or African American

    316

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    188

The enrolled student population at National Park College is 77.7% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 6.41% Hispanic or Latino, 1.91% Asian, 1.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 49 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 44 more women than men received degrees from National Park College. The majority of degree recipients at National Park College are white (462 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 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 (63 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 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 (1,255,191 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (172,742 people), Medical & health services managers (147,658 people), Miscellaneous managers (147,093 people), and Police officers (130,248 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), Protective Services (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Park College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), Protective Services (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 Hospitals (1,453,261 people), Elementary & secondary schools (397,593 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (341,631 people), Outpatient care centers (210,050 people), and Offices of physicians (174,441 people).

The most specialized majors at National Park College are Precision Production (63 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (67 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (164 degrees), Protective Services (24 degrees), and Human Sciences (9 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 N/A, 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. 255

  2. 299

In 2016, 255 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College, which is 0.853 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 60 degrees were awarded to men at National Park College in Welding Technology, which is 20 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 98 degrees were awarded to women at National Park College in General Studies, which is 2.04 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from National Park College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Park College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 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

    462 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Park College is white (462 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (38 degrees).

0.181% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    246 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    216 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Park College is white female (246 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (216 degrees).

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Operations

National Park College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.26M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.3k (1.46%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, National Park College had a total expenditure of $27.7M. Of that $27.7M, they spent $11.6M on salaries and $27.7M on benefits.

National Park College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at National Park College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 22 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.26M

2015 Endowment

35.4%

growth from 2014

National Park College has an endowment valued at about $1.26M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of National Park College grew 35.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.86M 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. $1.94M - Federal

  2. $2.76M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, National Park College received $1.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.76M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.6M

Salary Expenditure

$27.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, National Park College had a total expenditure of $27.7M. Of that $27.7M, they spent $11.6M on salaries and $27.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at National Park College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.6M

2015 Salaries

7.04%

decline from 2014

In 2015, National Park College paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($27.7M) and a 7.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.14% growth from 2013 and a 2.83% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.28M

Instructional Salaries

92

Number of Employees

In 2015, National Park College paid a total of $4.28M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Park College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Park College were Business and Financial Operations with 22 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Park College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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

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