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# Arkansas Colleges

Arkansas ranked #35 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 35,953 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $8,669 per year to get their degree at a college in Arkansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $10,965 per year.

About 42% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,564 per year.

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The total student population at University of Arkansas is 27,562, of which 22,825 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,252 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UARK is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at UARK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,864 a year. UARK has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UARK is $46,655.

There are 13,106 students at A-State in total, 8,486 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,836 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

54% of A-State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,631 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,019 during the early-career years.

There are 10,335 students at UCA in total, 8,615 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,301 are full-time. It takes the average UCA undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at UCA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,993 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,983 during the early-career years.

There are 10,110 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,227 are full-time, and there are 10,829 students altogether. It takes the average ATU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

44% of ATU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,728 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,118 during the early-career years.

There are 6,568 undergraduates at UA Little Rock, of which 3,541 are full-time, and there are 8,899 students altogether. It takes the average UA Little Rock undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,929 a year. UA Little Rock has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,046 during the early-career years.

There are 4,617 students at Harding in total, 3,572 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,294 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Harding is 4.3 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

46% of Harding students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,026 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,030 during the early-career years.

There are 4,432 students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in total, 3,447 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,950 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,599 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $34,612.

There are 7,411 students at NWACC in total, 2,014 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,548 a year. NWACC has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,387 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is 5,887, of which 5,830 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,811 are full-time. It takes the average UAFS undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,122 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,783 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is 2,907, of which 859 students are undergraduates and of those, 639 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $63,466 during the early-career years.

There are 2,645 students at UAM in total, 2,352 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,692 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAM is 4.7 years.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,738 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAM is $28,333.

The total student population at Henderson State University is 3,163, of which 2,626 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,334 are full-time. It takes the average Henderson State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

74% of Henderson State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,328 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Henderson State University is $34,313.

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is 4,810, which includes 2,412 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,438 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UA Pulaski Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,266 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,982 students at ASU-Beebe in total, 1,550 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at ASU-Beebe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,457 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from ASU-Beebe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,488 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,343 students at JBU in total, 1,820 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,326 are full-time. It takes the average JBU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,172 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from JBU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,323 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,664 undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist, of which 1,502 are full-time, and there are 1,704 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ouachita Baptist is 4.1 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

71% of Ouachita Baptist students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,015 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ouachita Baptist is $40,001.

There are 2,507 undergraduates at UAPB, of which 2,158 are full-time, and there are 2,668 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,131 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UAPB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,228 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,350 students at Black River Technical College in total, 768 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,215 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Black River Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,424 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,836 students at UACCM in total, 1,060 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

8% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,532 a year. UACCM has a 0.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCM is $30,393.

There are 776 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,604 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at Northark take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,918 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northark with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,508 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 767 full-time undergraduates at ASUN, and 1,941 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,119 a year. ASUN has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASUN is $38,625.

There are 1,067 undergraduates at Hendrix, of which 1,061 are full-time, and there are 1,077 students altogether. For undergraduates at Hendrix, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,368 a year. Hendrix has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hendrix is $38,684.

The total student population at National Park College is 1,912, which includes 1,181 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at National Park College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,347 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,250 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Arkansas System eVersity is 794, which includes 37 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,258 a year.

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville is 1,224, which includes 628 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,675 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,101 during the early-career years.

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