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84 Colleges
50,290 Yearly Graduations
$34,143 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,254 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. Arkansas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $8,536 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $10,634 per year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,814 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 22,825 undergraduates at UARK, of which 20,252 are full-time, and there are 27,562 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

42% of UARK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,404 a year. UARK has a 5.6% 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 $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
5,009 Yearly Degrees
$7,315 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. It takes the average A-State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,580 a year. A-State has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from A-State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
4,040 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 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. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at ATU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,596 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ATU is $28,900.

#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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 8,899, of which 6,568 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,541 are full-time. For undergraduates at UA Little Rock, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average 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
$9,338 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. It takes the average UCA undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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. UCA has a 8.5% 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 UCA is $29,600.

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

There are 1,550 full-time undergraduates at ASU-Beebe, and 2,982 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of ASU-Beebe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,648 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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 5,887 students at UAFS in total, 5,830 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,811 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAFS is 4.6 years.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,758 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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
$4,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 18% of students at NWACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,059 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

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

There are 4,810 students at UA Pulaski Tech in total, 2,412 are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to 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.

#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 2,645 students at UAM in total, 2,352 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,692 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAM, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 54% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,756 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% 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
$21,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

52% of Harding students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,074 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Harding with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,252 Yearly Degrees
$9,080 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.

Roughly 61% of students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,081 Yearly Degrees
$2,856 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,941 students at ASUN in total, 767 are 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 1,060 full-time undergraduates at UACCM, and 1,836 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,132 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% 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
$8,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 859 undergraduates at UAMS, of which 639 are full-time, and there are 2,907 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UAMS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
870 Yearly Degrees
$4,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 769 students at SAU Tech in total, 465 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,401 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% 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
$3,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 506 full-time undergraduates at UA Hope-Texarkana, and 1,211 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate 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

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 18 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at National Park College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,922 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% 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 530 full-time undergraduates at SouthArk, and 1,253 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at SouthArk take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,216 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SouthArk with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
733 Yearly Degrees
$7,392 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. 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 75%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Henderson State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,386, which includes 505 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
$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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% 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
$28,288 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. The freshman retention rate at JBU is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Arkansas State University Three Rivers is 1,243, which includes 292 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,229 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU Three Rivers is $23,400.

#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 1,033, which includes 522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

16% of Ozarka College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,105 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than 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 University 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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