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Nursing Schools in Arkansas

2,869 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Nursing major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Arkansas

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,328
Bachelor’s Degree 1,280
Master’s Degree 221
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 13.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 76.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 4.2%
Nursing Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Arkansas

33,190 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,290, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Arkansas that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

402 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
9,581 Total Students

In their early career, UA Little Rock grads earn an average salary of $31,200. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. 97% of the teachers are full time.

380 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,356 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,605. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time.

#3

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
313 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,559 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,642.

252 Degrees in Major Awarded
616 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,768 Total Students

In their early career, UAMS grads earn an average salary of $57,000. 85% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
11,829 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 95% of students get financical aid.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
10,869 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate.

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
6,265 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at UAFS. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,383 Total Students

A typical student attending NWACC will pay a net price of $7,316. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 33% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,459 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,020. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $23,300 after graduation.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,879 Total Students

The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 81% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at Harding.

Nursing Careers in AR

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 37% $99,740
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $51,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $74,920
Nurse Anesthetists 18% $161,550
Registered Nurses 16% $59,650

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,077
Health Sciences & Services 1,098
Allied Health Professions 1,088
Health/Medical Admin Services 922
Allied Health Services 557
Communication Sciences 348
Rehabilitation Professions 344
Health/Medical Prep Programs 245

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