About NPC

Northland Pioneer College is located in the heart of the Southwest, where the Colorado Plateau meets the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. The lake-studded mountains provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, and the desert mesas feature wide-open, tranquil landscapes. Northland Pioneer College offers classes at four campuses and five centers across Navajo and Apache counties. Our service area includes the tribal homelands of the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache peoples. NPC is an NCA – HLC accredited public community college, serving about 8,000 students annually in a wide range of courses and programs.


NPC Quick Facts 

Academic Year 2017-18

Mission: NPC provides, supports and promotes lifelong learning.

Established: 1972, first graduates 1974

College District: Serves Navajo and Apache counties

Accreditation: Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

Faculty: 73 full-time and 98 adjunct faculty

Faculty-to-Student Ratio: 14 to 1

Seven 2-year Degrees: Associate of Arts,* Associate of Arts in Early Childhood,* Associate of Arts in Elementary Education,* Associate of Business,* Associate of Science,* Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies (*guaranteed to transfer to ASU, NAU, U of A)

Total Students: 6,474 students served; 5,953 enrolled in credit courses; 1,492 enrolled in noncredit courses

Enrollment: 21% full time, 79% part time

Student Age: Under 18 – 36%;  18 to 24 – 29%;  25 to 29 – 11%;
30 to 39 – 12%;  40 to 49 – 7%;  50 to 64 – 5%;  65+  – 1%

Gender: 62% female, 38% male

Student Goals: Complete Degree/AGEC – 30%; Job Skills/Training – 20%; High School Program – 25%; Personal Interest – 10%; Transfer to University – 8%; GED – 7%