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50 Colleges
10,934 Yearly Graduations
$30,733 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$20,217 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Arkansas is ranked #30 in the country with 10,934 degrees handed out in 2019. Arkansas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,683 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $10,216 per year.

About 47% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,054 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,184 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,015 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,584 are full-time, and there are 11,829 students altogether. It takes the average ATU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
860 Yearly Degrees
$8,297 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is 2,768, of which 666 students are undergraduates and of those, 543 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UAMS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 8,928 undergraduates at A-State, of which 6,439 are full-time, and there are 13,356 students altogether. It takes the average A-State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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.

57% of A-State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#4

University of Arkansas

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

There are 27,559 students at UARK in total, 23,025 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,559 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 42% of accepted students 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UARK is $37,100.

#5

University of Central Arkansas

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

There are 10,869 students at UCA in total, 9,134 of which 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. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCA is $29,600.

#6

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 9,581, of which 7,120 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,786 are full-time. 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.

60% of UA Little Rock students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Little Rock is $31,200.

#7

Baptist Health College - Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
417 Yearly Degrees
$11,032 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 616 students at BHCLR in total, 564 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

78% of BHCLR students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,179 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from BHCLR with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
390 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#9

Ozarka College

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

The total student population at Ozarka College is 1,170, which includes 562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#10

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
380 Yearly Degrees
$4,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,383 students at NWACC in total, 2,475 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at NWACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,924 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,731 full-time undergraduates at ASU-Beebe, and 3,317 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASU-Beebe is $24,000.

#12

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
321 Yearly Degrees
$3,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 358 full-time undergraduates at College of the Ouachitas, and 1,151 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,605 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of the Ouachitas is $23,400.

#13

National Park College

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

There are 2,077 students at National Park College in total, 1,250 are 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 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%.

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

#14

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$3,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,472 students at Black River Technical College in total, 825 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Black River Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,196 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Black River Technical College is $22,500.

#15

Harding University

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

There are 4,879 students at Harding in total, 3,779 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,533 are full-time. For undergraduates at Harding, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
250 Yearly Degrees
$3,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 568 full-time undergraduates at UA Hope-Texarkana, and 1,396 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UA Hope-Texarkana with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,269 students at ASUN in total, 961 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,874 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#18

North Arkansas College

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

The total student population at North Arkansas College is 1,676, which includes 905 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

11% of Northark students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Northark with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
225 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.

Students who graduate from UA Cossatot with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees

There are 144 full-time undergraduates at Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock, and 144 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

89% of Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,632 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock is $18,000.

#21

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$2,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,325 students at ASUMH in total, 576 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

15% of ASUMH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,323 a year. ASUMH has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASUMH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
210 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.

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
207 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAM is 4.3 years.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#24

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is 6,265, of which 6,229 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,014 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAFS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

41% of UAFS students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#25

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
152 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.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,000 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Arkansas State University Mid-South 147
27 Southeast Arkansas College 130
28 East Arkansas Community College 125
29 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 118
30 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College 114
31 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 112
32 John Brown University 108
33 University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton 102
34 Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville 100
35 Henderson State University 62
36 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 54
37 Southern Arkansas University Tech 53
38 Northwest Technical Institute 47
39 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 37
40 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 31
41 Ouachita Baptist University 25
42 University of the Ozarks 21
43 Hendrix College 18
44 Bryan University 12
45 River Valley School of Massage 11
46 University of Arkansas System eVersity 6
47 Remington College - Little Rock Campus 4
48 Strayer University - Arkansas 3
49 Central Baptist College 2
50 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education 0

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