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41 Colleges
5,011 Yearly Graduations
$31,001 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,032 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Arkansas is ranked #23 in the country with 5,011 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,750 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $10,201 a year.

About 43% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,258 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
2,029 Yearly Degrees
$8,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,356 students at A-State in total, 8,928 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,439 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at A-State is 4.5 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at A-State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,059 a year. A-State has a 5.9% 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 $27,500 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
459 Yearly Degrees
$9,384 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas is 27,559, of which 23,025 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,559 are full-time. It takes the average UARK undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 42% 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 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.

#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
445 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,829 students at ATU in total, 11,015 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,584 are full-time. For undergraduates at ATU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close 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.

#4

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$9,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Central Arkansas is 10,869, of which 9,134 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,634 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

52% of UCA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#5

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$20,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harding University is 4,879, of which 3,779 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,533 are full-time. 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.

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%!

Students who graduate from Harding with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$9,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,120 undergraduates at UA Little Rock, of which 3,786 are full-time, and there are 9,581 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UA Little Rock is 4.9 years.

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

Roughly 60% of students at UA Little Rock take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,778 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$8,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Henderson State University is 4,037, of which 3,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,718 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 24% of students at Henderson State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Henderson State University is $27,000.

Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,586 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, of which 3,003 are full-time, and there are 4,475 students altogether. 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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,200 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$7,909 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Monticello is 2,855, of which 2,524 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,780 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

63% of UAM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from UAM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$5,754 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,265 students at UAFS in total, 6,229 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,014 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at UAFS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#11

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
54 Yearly Degrees
$27,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,777 undergraduates at JBU, of which 1,341 are full-time, and there are 2,319 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JBU is 4.1 years.

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.

54% of JBU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
53 Yearly Degrees
$2,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,459 students at UACCB in total, 750 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

12% of UACCB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,645 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCB is $23,300.

Public Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$2,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,317 students at ASU-Beebe in total, 1,731 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#14

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
45 Yearly Degrees
$8,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 2,498, of which 2,382 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,161 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAPB, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at UAPB take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% 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.

#15

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$27,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,506 full-time undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist, and 1,633 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 74% of students at Ouachita Baptist take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,260 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ouachita Baptist is $30,600.

#16

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
34 Yearly Degrees
$2,626 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 604 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas Northeastern College, and 1,562 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

1% of Arkansas Northeastern College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Arkansas Northeastern College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is 5,531, which includes 2,611 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 average amount of student loans is $3,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Pulaski Tech is $22,100.

#18

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$3,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,443 students at SouthArk in total, 580 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from SouthArk with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,541, which includes 591 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Phillips County Community College is $18,900.

#20

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at National Park College is 2,077, which includes 1,250 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from National Park College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$3,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 562 full-time undergraduates at Ozarka College, and 1,170 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Ozarka College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$3,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,519 students at UA Cossatot in total, 585 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Cossatot is $20,600.

#23

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$2,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 905 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,676 students altogether. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#23

Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$18,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Williams Baptist College is 550, of which 526 students are undergraduates and of those, 507 are full-time. For undergraduates at Williams Baptist College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,278 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$3,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton is 1,836, which includes 1,023 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 42% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Arkansas State University - Newport 14
27 Arkansas State University - Mountain Home 13
27 NorthWest Arkansas Community College 13
27 College of the Ouachitas 13
30 University of the Ozarks 9
30 Arkansas State University Mid-South 9
32 Central Baptist College 6
33 University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana 5
34 Arkansas Baptist College 4
35 Philander Smith College 3
35 Southern Arkansas University Tech 3
35 Crowley’s Ridge College 3
35 Lyon College 3
39 East Arkansas Community College 1
40 Black River Technical College 0
40 Strayer University - Arkansas 0

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