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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arkansas is $7,750 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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 13,709 students at A-State in total, 9,350 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,789 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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%!

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

There are 23,386 undergraduates at UARK, of which 21,005 are full-time, and there are 27,778 students altogether. It takes the average UARK undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from UARK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Arkansas Tech University

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

The total student population at Arkansas Tech University is 12,101, of which 11,151 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,396 are full-time. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ATU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 11,177, of which 9,425 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,863 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

52% of UCA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,544 a year. UCA has a 7.5% 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 $29,600 during the early-career years.

#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 5,121, of which 3,974 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,742 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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 10,515, of which 7,715 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,996 are full-time. For undergraduates at UA Little Rock, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

60% of UA Little Rock students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

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.

#7

Henderson State University

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

There are 3,404 undergraduates at Henderson State University, of which 2,742 are full-time, and there are 3,961 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

24% of Henderson State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,202 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 4,472, of which 3,543 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,019 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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.

#9

University of Arkansas at Monticello

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

There are 3,111 students at UAM in total, 2,810 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,030 are full-time. It takes the average UAM undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#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 6,557 students at UAFS in total, 6,531 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,295 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAFS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Roughly 41% of students at UAFS 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%.

Students who graduate from UAFS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 2,516 students at JBU in total, 1,903 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,430 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JBU is 4.1 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. JBU has a 3.8% 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

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

There are 681 full-time undergraduates at UACCB, and 1,319 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at UACCB take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,645 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar 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

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Beebe is 3,446, which includes 1,779 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.

#14

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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

There are 2,473 undergraduates at UAPB, of which 2,250 are full-time, and there are 2,579 students altogether. It takes the average UAPB undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 74% of students at UAPB take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAPB is $21,200.

#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 1,660 students at Ouachita Baptist in total, 1,529 are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Around 41% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,600 during the early-career years.

#16

Arkansas Northeastern College

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

There are 1,422 students at Arkansas Northeastern College in total, 555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Arkansas Northeastern College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Arkansas Northeastern College is $22,100.

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

There are 4,531 students at UA Pulaski Tech in total, 2,187 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

54% of UA Pulaski Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to 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.

#18

South Arkansas Community College

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

There are 1,473 students at SouthArk in total, 554 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SouthArk is $24,500.

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 1,520, which includes 608 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,900 during the early-career years.

#20

National Park College

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

There are 1,114 full-time undergraduates at National Park College, and 2,017 students altogether. 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%.

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 1,123 students at Ozarka College in total, 562 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of Ozarka College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,047 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar 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.

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

The total student population at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,518, which includes 470 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.

#23

North Arkansas College

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

There are 1,812 students at Northark in total, 983 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 496 students at Williams Baptist College in total, 479 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 454 are full-time. It takes the average Williams Baptist College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Williams Baptist College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,278 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Williams Baptist College is $28,400.

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

There are 1,032 full-time undergraduates at UACCM, and 1,902 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 17% of students at UACCM take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from UACCM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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