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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

Arkansas ranked #33 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 50,290 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arkansas is $8,501 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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
$7,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 27,558 students at UARK in total, 20,464 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Roughly 42% of students at UARK take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,803 a year. UARK has a 4.9% 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 $37,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
5,009 Yearly Degrees
$4,986 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 13,930, of which 6,894 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Arkansas State University - Main Campus undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $27,500.

#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
4,040 Yearly Degrees
$5,256 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,830 students at ATU in total, 6,729 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans 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
$5,760 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,624 students at UA Little Rock in total, 4,603 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,778 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UA Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,466 Yearly Degrees
$5,018 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,343 students at University of Central Arkansas in total, 8,070 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Central Arkansas undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

52% of University of Central Arkansas students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,622 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Arkansas State University-Beebe is 3,739, of which 1,867 students are 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. ASU-BEEBE has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$7,092 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is 6,638, of which 4,449 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Arkansas - Fort Smith undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 41% of students at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is $28,100.

#8

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,591 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,715 students at NWACC in total, 2,493 of which 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is 6,038, of which 2,501 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $3,163 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA- Pulaski Tech is $22,100.

#10

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,479 Yearly Degrees
$6,631 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Monticello is 3,700, of which 2,197 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UAM, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAM is $23,900.

#11

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,255 Yearly Degrees
$13,372 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,945 full-time undergraduates at Harding, and 5,541 students altogether. It takes the average Harding undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 44% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,252 Yearly Degrees
$5,040 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,643 students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in total, 2,924 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Southern Arkansas University Main Campus undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 58% of students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Arkansas State University-Newport

Newport, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,081 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Arkansas State University-Newport is 2,512, of which 1,095 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

16% of ASUN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,115 full-time undergraduates at Petit Jean Technical College, and 1,921 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 Petit Jean Technical College is $24,800.

Public Public vs. Private
891 Yearly Degrees
$7,737 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 490 full-time undergraduates at UAMS, and 2,836 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAMS is $57,000.

Public Public vs. Private
870 Yearly Degrees

There are 462 full-time undergraduates at SAU Tech, and 1,010 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
851 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College-Hope is 1,536, of which 740 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 UACCH 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

The total student population at National Park College is 2,768, of which 1,313 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at South Arkansas Community College is 1,481, of which 638 students 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 typical student loan amount 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
$5,058 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Henderson State University is 3,334, of which 2,565 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Henderson State University is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,506 students at UA Cossatot in total, 532 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,600 during the early-career years.

#22

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
701 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at North Arkansas College is 1,821, of which 1,069 students 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northark is $23,000.

#23

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees
$14,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at John Brown University is 2,613, of which 1,489 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 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 typical student loan amount is $6,033 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% 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 $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
642 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,272 students at College of the Ouachitas in total, 384 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,605 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of the Ouachitas is $23,400.

#25

Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees

There are 585 full-time undergraduates at Ozarka College, and 1,186 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from Ozarka College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 Community College 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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