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84 Colleges
50,290 Yearly Graduations
$34,003 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,894 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 50,290 students received a degree from a college in Arkansas, making it rank #33 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $8,501 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $10,644 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Arkansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,973 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
6,818 Yearly Degrees
$9,384 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,559 students at UARK in total, 23,025 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,559 are full-time. For undergraduates at UARK, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,803 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
5,009 Yearly Degrees
$8,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,928 undergraduates at A-State, of which 6,439 are full-time, and there are 13,356 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,059 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from A-State is $27,500.

#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
4,040 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas Tech University is 11,829, of which 11,015 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,584 are full-time. It takes the average ATU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at ATU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,569 Yearly Degrees
$9,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,581 students at UA Little Rock in total, 7,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,786 are full-time. For undergraduates at UA Little Rock, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UA Little Rock take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,778 a year. UA Little Rock has a 8.5% 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 $31,200 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,466 Yearly Degrees
$9,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,869 students at UCA in total, 9,134 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,634 are full-time. For undergraduates at UCA, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,544 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,622 Yearly Degrees
$2,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Beebe is 3,317, which includes 1,731 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at ASU-Beebe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,970 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ASU-Beebe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,597 Yearly Degrees
$5,754 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,229 undergraduates at UAFS, of which 4,014 are full-time, and there are 6,265 students altogether. For undergraduates at UAFS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,637 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAFS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,591 Yearly Degrees
$4,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,383 students at NWACC in total, 2,475 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at NWACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,924 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWACC is $27,800.

Public Public vs. Private
1,570 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,611 full-time undergraduates at UA Pulaski Tech, and 5,531 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at UA Pulaski Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,163 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UA Pulaski Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,479 Yearly Degrees
$7,909 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,855 students at UAM in total, 2,524 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,780 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAM is 4.3 years.

Roughly 63% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,051 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,255 Yearly Degrees
$20,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harding University is 4,879, of which 3,779 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,533 are full-time. It takes the average Harding undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Harding take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harding is $33,400.

Public Public vs. Private
1,252 Yearly Degrees
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,586 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, of which 3,003 are full-time, and there are 4,475 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

58% of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,465 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $28,200.

Public Public vs. Private
1,081 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,269 students at ASUN in total, 961 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,874 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
1,042 Yearly Degrees
$3,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,023 full-time undergraduates at UACCM, and 1,836 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

17% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCM is $24,800.

Public Public vs. Private
891 Yearly Degrees
$8,297 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 666 undergraduates at UAMS, of which 543 are full-time, and there are 2,768 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

UAMS has a 1.7% 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 $57,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
870 Yearly Degrees
$4,977 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 424 full-time undergraduates at SAU Tech, and 1,102 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SAU Tech is $24,000.

Public Public vs. Private
851 Yearly Degrees
$3,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 568 full-time undergraduates at UA Hope-Texarkana, and 1,396 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UA Hope-Texarkana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
785 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,250 full-time undergraduates at National Park College, and 2,077 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

22% of National Park College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

#19

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
768 Yearly Degrees
$3,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,443 students at SouthArk in total, 580 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,320 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SouthArk is $24,500.

#20

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$8,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,430 undergraduates at Henderson State University, of which 2,718 are full-time, and there are 4,037 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Henderson State University is 4.6 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 24% of students at Henderson State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,202 a year. Henderson State University has a 7.3% 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 $27,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
708 Yearly Degrees
$3,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 585 full-time undergraduates at UA Cossatot, and 1,519 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Cossatot is $20,600.

#22

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
701 Yearly Degrees
$2,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,676 students at Northark in total, 905 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,348 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#23

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees
$27,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,319 students at JBU in total, 1,777 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,341 are full-time. For undergraduates at JBU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. JBU has a 3.8% 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

#24

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
642 Yearly Degrees
$3,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,151 students at College of the Ouachitas in total, 358 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at College of the Ouachitas take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,605 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#25

Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$3,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ozarka College is 1,170, which includes 562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,047 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ozarka College is $18,300.

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville 622
27 Arkansas State University Mid-South 567
28 Black River Technical College 553
29 Arkansas State University - Mountain Home 521
30 East Arkansas Community College 500
31 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 497
32 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 462
33 Arkansas Northeastern College 456
34 Baptist Health College - Little Rock 417
35 Ouachita Baptist University 415
36 Southeast Arkansas College 395
37 Hendrix College 343
38 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 314
39 Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School 223
40 Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock 219
41 University of Arkansas System eVersity 173
42 University of the Ozarks 166
43 Lyon College 155
44 Northwest Technical Institute 154
45 Career Academy of Hair Design 150
46 Central Baptist College 133
47 Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville 100
48 Philander Smith College 81
49 The Salon Professional Academy - North Little Rock 78
50 Williams Baptist College 77
51 Arkansas Beauty School - Little Rock 66
52 Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas 65
53 Ecclesia College 46
54 Arkansas Welding Academy 41
55 Arkansas Baptist College 40
56 Academy of Professional Cosmetology 38
57 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 37
58 Strayer University - Arkansas 36
58 Shorter College 36
60 Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design 35
61 Academy of Salon and Spa 34
62 Bryan University 32
63 Designer Barber & Stylist School 31
64 Searcy Beauty College 30
64 Arthur’s Beauty School Inc - Conway 30
64 Washington Barber College Inc 30
67 Crowley’s Ridge College 24
68 Arthur’s Beauty College - Jonesboro 22
69 The Beauty School 21
69 New Tyler Barber College Inc 21
71 Northern Technical College 19
71 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Jacksonville 19
73 Professional Cosmetology Education Center 18
74 Hot Springs Beauty College 17
75 Arkansas Beauty College 15
75 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Fort Smith 15
75 Goodfellas Barber College 15
78 Velvatex College of Beauty Culture 12
79 River Valley School of Massage 11
79 Remington College - Little Rock Campus 11
81 New Beginnings Beauty Academy 10
82 Champion Christian College 9
83 Delta Designs Cosmetology School 2
84 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education 0

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