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Political Science & Government Schools in Arkansas

In 2018-2019, 272 students earned their Political Science degrees in AR.

In this state, Political Science & Government is the 41st most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Political Science & Government Majors in Arkansas

Political Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 265
Master’s Degree 7

Gender Distribution

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

Political Science & Government Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of political science majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 9.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 72.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
Political Science & Government Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Political Science & Government Grads in Arkansas

There are 3,550 people in the state and 515,790 people in the nation working in political science jobs.

Political Science & Government Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Political Science & Government Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a political science grad in the state is $81,780, compared to a typical salary of $115,590 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Arkansas that offer political science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

University of Arkansas

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

Graduates earn an average $37,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 77% of students get financical aid.

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,102. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.51 years. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,723.

#5

Hendrix College

Conway
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,208 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average.

#6

Lyon College

Batesville
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
655 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Arkansas Tech University

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. It takes the average student 4.63 years to graduate.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,961 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.60 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
872 Total Students

An average student at Ozarks will pay a net price of $16,089. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,660 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

Political Science & Government Careers in AR

Some of the careers political science majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Managers 16% $75,190
Economists 10% $63,720
Economics Professors 9% $94,520
Political Science Professors 7% $72,800

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Sociology 230
Criminology 92
Economics 91
Anthropology 72
International Relations & Security 67
Geography & Cartography 45
General Social Sciences 20
Other Social Sciences 2

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