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39 Colleges
4,946 Yearly Graduations
$22,042 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$19,317 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Arkansas is ranked #28 in the country with 4,946 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $5,511 per year to get their degree at a college in Arkansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,443 per year.

An estimated 38% of college students in Arkansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $4,829 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
402 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 typical student loan amount is $6,778 a year. UA Little Rock has a 8.5% 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 $31,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
380 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. 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%. Around 41% of accepted students 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.

#3

Baptist Health College - Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
328 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. Around 55% of accepted students 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. BHCLR has a 4.3% 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 BHCLR is $47,300.

#4

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
313 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UARK is 4.4 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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.

#5

Arkansas Tech University

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

The total student population at Arkansas Tech University is 11,829, of which 11,015 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,584 are full-time. It takes the average ATU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ATU is $28,900.

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

There are 666 undergraduates at UAMS, of which 543 are full-time, and there are 2,768 students altogether. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAMS is $57,000.

#7

Ozarka College

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

There are 1,170 students at Ozarka College in total, 562 are full-time undergraduates. 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. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ozarka College is $18,300.

#8

College of the Ouachitas

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

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

16% of College of the Ouachitas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,605 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from College of the Ouachitas with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 1,396 students at UA Hope-Texarkana in total, 568 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
181 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.

Roughly 16% of students at ASUN take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

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

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#12

University of Arkansas at Monticello

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

There are 2,855 students at UAM in total, 2,524 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,780 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 63% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAM is $23,900.

#13

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

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

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home is 1,325, which includes 576 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASUMH is $27,500.

#14

North Arkansas College

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

There are 1,676 students at Northark in total, 905 are 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 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%.

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.

#15

Black River Technical College

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

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

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,196 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,500 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
132 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. It takes the average UCA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

#17

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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

The total student population at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is 8,383, which includes 2,475 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#18

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
97 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,500 during the early-career years.

#19

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
95 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.

Roughly 22% of students at National Park College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

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

There are 1,836 students at UACCM in total, 1,023 are 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.

Roughly 17% of students at UACCM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#21

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
92 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAFS is 4.6 years.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAFS is $28,100.

#22

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
87 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.

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
84 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.

Roughly 18% of students at ASU-Beebe take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,970 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#24

Arkansas State University Mid-South

West Memphis, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$3,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 295 full-time undergraduates at ASU Mid-South, and 1,330 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from ASU Mid-South with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$3,408 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas Rich Mountain is 865, which includes 386 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 $18,400 during the early-career years.

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Harding University 64
27 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 58
28 Southeast Arkansas College 51
29 East Arkansas Community College 50
30 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 44
31 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 40
32 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing 37
33 Northwest Technical Institute 36
34 Henderson State University 25
35 Southern Arkansas University Tech 21
35 John Brown University 21
37 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College 13
38 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 12
39 Ouachita Baptist University 0

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