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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Arkansas

6 Schools Ranked
$90,217 Avg Student Debt

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. Or you may find the programs at a trade school or bootcamp to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Arkansas to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 6 schools in Arkansas to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Arkansas

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$9,462 Average Tuition & Fees
$130,014 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences the best school in Arkansas for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $130,014 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UAMS does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2019-2020 year, about 68% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
$8,841 Average Tuition & Fees
$58,747 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 8 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Arkansas landed the # 2 spot on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UARK accumulate an average of $58,747 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UARK, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 84% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#3

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
$7,594 Average Tuition & Fees
$72,122 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Arkansas list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $72,122 in student loans.

Online graduate courses are available at UA Little Rock, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 76% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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$6,600 Average Tuition & Fees
$60,821 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from A-State accumulate an average of $60,821 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at A-State. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 83% took at least some of their classes online.

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#5

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
$11,928 Average Tuition & Fees
$160,278 Avg Student Debt

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Harding University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Arkansas.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $160,278 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that Harding does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2019-2020 about 31% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
$6,629 Average Tuition & Fees
$62,866 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, University of Central Arkansas did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $62,866 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at UCA. In fact, around 70% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#7

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
$6,831 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #7, Arkansas Tech University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

ATU does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 93% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
$7,570 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ranked #8 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Arkansas list.

Online graduate courses are available at UAPB, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 78% took at least some of their classes online.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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