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53 Colleges
35,953 Yearly Graduations
$33,262 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,421 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arkansas ranked #35 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 35,953 students received some type of diploma that year. Arkansas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $8,316 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $10,516 per year.

About 45% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,355 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
7,517 Yearly Degrees
$9,574 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,825 undergraduates at UARK, of which 20,252 are full-time, and there are 27,562 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UARK is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,404 a year. UARK has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UARK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,807 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
5,092 Yearly Degrees
$7,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,106 students at A-State in total, 8,486 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,836 are full-time. For undergraduates at A-State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at A-State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,580 a year. A-State has a 3.3% 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 A-State is $32,687.

#3

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,699 Yearly Degrees
$9,563 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,615 undergraduates at UCA, of which 7,301 are full-time, and there are 10,335 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCA, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,622 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,259 during the early-career years.

#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,576 Yearly Degrees
$7,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,110 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,227 are full-time, and there are 10,829 students altogether. For undergraduates at ATU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,596 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,177 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,362 Yearly Degrees
$9,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,568 undergraduates at UA Little Rock, of which 3,541 are full-time, and there are 8,899 students altogether. For undergraduates at UA Little Rock, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,466 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Little Rock is $35,410.

#6

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,292 Yearly Degrees
$22,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,617 students at Harding in total, 3,572 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,294 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Harding. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Harding take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,074 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,240 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,280 Yearly Degrees
$9,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,447 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, of which 2,950 are full-time, and there are 4,432 students altogether. 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 69%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,077 during the early-career years.

#8

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,060 Yearly Degrees
$4,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,014 full-time undergraduates at NWACC, and 7,411 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

18% of NWACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,059 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,969 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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

There are 5,887 students at UAFS in total, 5,830 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,811 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAFS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,758 a year. UAFS has a 7.9% 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 UAFS is $31,022.

Public Public vs. Private
950 Yearly Degrees
$8,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 17 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UAMS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $60,527 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$8,029 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,352 undergraduates at UAM, of which 1,692 are full-time, and there are 2,645 students altogether. It takes the average UAM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 54% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,756 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,554 during the early-career years.

#12

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
783 Yearly Degrees
$7,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,163 students at Henderson State University in total, 2,626 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,334 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% 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 $32,627.

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

There are 2,412 full-time undergraduates at UA Pulaski Tech, and 4,810 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

45% of UA Pulaski Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,593 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UA Pulaski Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,605 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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 17 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,648 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% 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 $27,523 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
549 Yearly Degrees
$28,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,343 students at JBU in total, 1,820 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,326 are full-time. For undergraduates at JBU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at JBU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,496 a year. JBU has a 3.8% 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 JBU is $41,915.

#16

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
454 Yearly Degrees
$30,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,664 undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist, of which 1,502 are full-time, and there are 1,704 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Ouachita Baptist take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,641 a year. Ouachita Baptist has a 6.1% 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 Ouachita Baptist is $38,561.

#17

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
402 Yearly Degrees
$8,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,507 undergraduates at UAPB, of which 2,158 are full-time, and there are 2,668 students altogether. It takes the average UAPB undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,983 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAPB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,331 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
389 Yearly Degrees
$4,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 14 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,546 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Black River Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,951 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton is 1,836, which includes 1,060 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 9% of students at UACCM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,132 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UACCM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,886 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$3,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 776 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,604 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

10% of Northark students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,281 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,858 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
273 Yearly Degrees
$2,856 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Newport is 1,941, which includes 767 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

16% of ASUN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,240 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,584 during the early-career years.

#22

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$33,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hendrix College is 1,077, of which 1,067 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,061 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

54% of Hendrix students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,130 a year. Hendrix has a 3.1% 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 $38,321.

#23

National Park College

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

There are 1,912 students at National Park College in total, 1,181 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

23% of National Park College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,922 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from National Park College is $24,014.

#24

University of Arkansas System eVersity

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$3,675 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 794 students at UA eVersity in total, 37 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at UA eVersity take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,639 a year.

Public Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees
$2,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,224 students at UACCB in total, 628 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

9% of UACCB students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,259 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCB is $26,356.

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Arkansas State University - Mountain Home 214
27 Ozarka College 207
28 University of the Ozarks 188
29 Lyon College 185
30 Baptist Health College - Little Rock 179
31 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 177
32 South Arkansas Community College 176
33 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education 175
34 University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana 174
35 Arkansas Northeastern College 172
36 Southeast Arkansas College 155
37 Southern Arkansas University Tech 148
38 Philander Smith College 146
39 Central Baptist College 144
40 Arkansas State University Mid-South 141
41 East Arkansas Community College 135
42 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 127
43 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 107
44 Williams Baptist University 97
45 Arkansas State University Three Rivers 93
46 Ecclesia College 43
47 Crowley’s Ridge College 40
48 Strayer University - Arkansas 35
49 Shorter College 32
50 Arkansas Baptist College 26
51 Bryan University 25
51 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 25
53 Champion Christian College 11

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