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Nursing Schools in Arkansas

2,869 students earned Nursing degrees in Arkansas in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Arkansas

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,328
Bachelor’s Degree 1,280
Master’s Degree 221
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

In Arkansas, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 13.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 76.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 4.2%
Nursing Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Arkansas

There are 33,190 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Arkansas

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $85,290. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Arkansas that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

402 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

380 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,500 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#3

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
313 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at UARK. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%.

252 Degrees in Major Awarded
648 Total Students

The 4.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, BHCLR grads earn an average salary of $47,300. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,758 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $57,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 9.10% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $28,900 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,362.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,177 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 7.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time.

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
6,557 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,979 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 33%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,316. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,319 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,020. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.30%.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
5,121 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,400 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in AR

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 37% $99,740
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $51,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $74,920
Nurse Anesthetists 18% $161,550
Registered Nurses 16% $59,650

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,077
Health Sciences & Services 1,098
Allied Health Professions 1,088
Health/Medical Admin Services 922
Allied Health Services 557
Communication Sciences 348
Rehabilitation Professions 344
Health/Medical Prep Programs 245

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