National Park College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Hot Springs, AR

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How much is the National Park tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, National Park's tuition & fees is $6,050 for Arkansas residents and $7,280 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $18,024 for Arkansas residents and $19,254 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

National Park Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$6,050
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,280
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$6,453
On-campus Expenses$4,021
Off-campus Room & Board$12,148
Off-campus Expenses$5,125
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$7,321
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,507

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, National Park' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $8,461.
National Park College$6,050$7,280
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas 2-4 Years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between National Park and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
National Park CollegeHot Springs, AR$6,050$7,280
Arkansas State University-BeebeBeebe, AR$3,216$5,040
North Arkansas CollegeHarrison, AR$3,816$5,544
University of Arkansas Community College Rich MountainMena, AR$3,864$4,104

Financial Aid and COA

At National Park College, 1,461 students (76%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,017.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at National Park is $14,237 for students living on-campus and $21,036 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 461 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,616 and the average amount of student loans is $4,677.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$18,024$19,254
COA (off-campus)$24,823$26,053
Tuition & Fees$6,050$7,280
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$11,974$11,974
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,773$18,773
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,007$14,237
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,806$21,036
Average Financial Aid$5,017$5,017
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,46176%$5,017
Pell Grants1,22864%$4,304
Federal Student Loan54028%$5,030
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid46192%-
Grants or Scholarships44488%$5,616
Federal Grants35270%$4,882
Pell Grants35170%$4,722
Other Federal Grants13727%$447
State/Local Grants18437%$1,521
Institutional Grants19338%$2,567
Student Loan Aid11723%$4,677
Federal Student Loans11623%$4,639
Other Student Loans2-$4,578
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level318318$5,729
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

National Park College has a total of 2,340 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 725 male students and 1,194 female students attending National Park. The school offers online degree programs and 566 students enrolled online exclusively (24.19% of all students).
Undergraduate1,919 7251,194

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address101 College Dr, Hot Springs, AR
Degree & Programs
Program Offered50 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population2,340
Graduation Rate25%
Transfer-out Rate7%
Retention Rate54% (Full-time), 35% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties89 (Full-time), 46 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs212 (Full-time), 47 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$50,890
Average Staff Salary$51,256