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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 live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $5,511 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $8,443 a 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

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students 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. 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

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 13,709, of which 9,350 students 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%. 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. A-State has a 5.9% 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 A-State is $27,500.

#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

The total student population at Baptist Health College - Little Rock is 648, which includes 588 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.

Roughly 78% of students at BHCLR take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,300 during the early-career years.

#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 27,778, of which 23,386 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at UARK, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,100 during the early-career years.

#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 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.

57% of ATU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 606 undergraduates at UAMS, of which 502 are full-time, and there are 2,758 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

UAMS has a 1.7% 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 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 562 full-time undergraduates at Ozarka College, and 1,123 students altogether. 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.

#8

College of the Ouachitas

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

There are 338 full-time undergraduates at College of the Ouachitas, and 1,257 students altogether. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close 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

The total student population at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is 1,559, which includes 685 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%.

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
181 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Newport is 2,270, which includes 1,039 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

16% of ASUN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,874 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 1,319 students at UACCB in total, 681 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 typical student loan amount 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 2,810 undergraduates at UAM, of which 2,030 are full-time, and there are 3,111 students altogether. 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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,900 during the early-career years.

#13

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

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

There are 1,345 students at ASUMH in total, 605 are 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 average amount of student loans 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 983 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,812 students altogether. 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 1,582 students at Black River Technical College in total, 902 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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 11,177, of which 9,425 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,863 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%!

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

#17

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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

There are 7,979 students at NWACC in total, 2,426 are 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 1,473 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 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%.

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

#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 2,017, which includes 1,114 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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
94 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.

17% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCM is $24,800.

#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 6,557, of which 6,531 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,295 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%.

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.

#22

Arkansas Northeastern College

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

There are 555 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas Northeastern College, and 1,422 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. The student loan default rate of 11.9% 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.

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

There are 1,779 full-time undergraduates at ASU-Beebe, and 3,446 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. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 356 full-time undergraduates at ASU Mid-South, and 1,423 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

There are 331 full-time undergraduates at UA Rich Mountain, and 814 students altogether. 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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