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53 Colleges
34,006 Yearly Graduations
$33,768 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,135 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 34,006 students received a degree from a college in Arkansas, making it rank #35 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arkansas is $8,442 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $10,598 a year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Arkansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,284 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
6,429 Yearly Degrees
$7,563 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas is 27,558, of which 20,464 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UARK is 4.4 years.

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

42% of UARK students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,803 a year. UARK has a 5.4% 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
4,783 Yearly Degrees
$4,806 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,894 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas State University - Main Campus, and 13,930 students altogether. For undergraduates at Arkansas State University - Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students 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 6.5% 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

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,627 Yearly Degrees
$4,807 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,343 students at University of Central Arkansas in total, 8,070 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Central Arkansas, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% 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. University of Central Arkansas has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,573 Yearly Degrees
$5,112 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#5

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
2,449 Yearly Degrees
$7,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,603 full-time undergraduates at UA Little Rock, and 11,624 students altogether. For undergraduates at UA Little Rock, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UA Little Rock take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,778 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,443 Yearly Degrees
$5,130 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. 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 15.7% 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.

#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,377 Yearly Degrees
$17,760 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Harding University is 5,541, of which 3,945 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Harding undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% 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.

#8

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,106 Yearly Degrees
$6,894 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. For undergraduates at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, 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 15.2% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
954 Yearly Degrees
$7,687 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is 2,836, of which 490 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

UAMS has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#10

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
948 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is 7,715, of which 2,493 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,924 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 NWACC is $27,800.

#11

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
838 Yearly Degrees
$4,839 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,700 students at UAM in total, 2,197 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UAM, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

63% of UAM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,051 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% 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.

#12

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
723 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.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,163 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than 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.

#13

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
681 Yearly Degrees
$4,842 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,565 full-time undergraduates at Henderson State University, and 3,334 students altogether. It takes the average Henderson State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

24% of Henderson State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,202 a year. Henderson State University has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Henderson State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
588 Yearly Degrees
$13,440 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.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at JBU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
585 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average 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.

Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,921 students at Petit Jean Technical College in total, 1,115 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 Petit Jean Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Petit Jean Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$4,968 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,612 students at UAPB in total, 2,341 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UAPB, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

74% of UAPB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#18

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,545, of which 1,500 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Ouachita Baptist undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,260 a year. Ouachita Baptist has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ouachita Baptist with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,069 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at Northark take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,348 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northark with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
275 Yearly Degrees
$45,440 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Hendrix College is 1,249, of which 1,228 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hendrix is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

53% of Hendrix students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,775 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hendrix is $29,200.

#21

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
253 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,768 students at National Park College in total, 1,313 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 14.6% 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.

#22

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,530 students at Black River Technical College in total, 904 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Black River Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,196 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees

There are 625 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, and 1,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,323 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees

There are 613 full-time undergraduates at BHCLR, and 676 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

78% of BHCLR students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,179 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Arkansas State University-Newport

Newport, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
228 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,095 full-time undergraduates at ASUN, and 2,512 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,874 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Southeast Arkansas College 193
27 University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville 185
27 Lyon College 185
29 University of Arkansas Community College-Hope 182
30 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 165
31 South Arkansas Community College 156
32 Ozarka College 153
33 Arkansas Northeastern College 144
34 University of the Ozarks 139
34 Arkansas State University Mid-South 139
36 Central Baptist College 138
37 College of the Ouachitas 136
38 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 129
39 East Arkansas Community College 112
40 Southern Arkansas University Tech 108
41 University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain 106
42 Williams Baptist College 98
43 Philander Smith College 92
44 Arkansas Baptist College 71
45 Ecclesia College 48
46 Bryan University 42
47 Strayer University - Arkansas 35
47 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 35
49 Shorter College 30
50 Crowley’s Ridge College 24
51 Champion-Christian-College 19
52 Remington College-Little Rock Campus 2
53 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education 0

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