# Arkansas Colleges

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.

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## Most Popular Schools in Arkansas

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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