Arkansas Colleges Statistics

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2023 Arkansas Colleges Statistics

In Arkansas State, there are 88 Arkansas Colleges - 36 public and 52 private schools. Among them, 87 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 21 schools have graduate programs. 48 Arkansas Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 1 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin Arkansas.
Total 157,049 students are attending Arkansas Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.78 to 1. The 2023 average tuition & fees at Arkansas Colleges is $5,385 for Arkansas residents and $13,465 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $7,576 for Arkansas residents and $15,888 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for Arkansas Colleges.
Arkansas Colleges Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools88 schools
By Types36 public, 52 private
By Levels28 four(4) years
26 two but less than four years
34 less than two(2) years
By Categories5 National Universities
3 Liberal Arts Colleges
26 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$5,385 Arkansas residents
$13,465 out-of-state
Graduate$7,576 Arkansas residents
$15,888 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$7,238
Student Population157,049
Undergraduate133,552
Graduate23,497
Acceptance Rate69.34%
Test Scores1,082 SAT, 21 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio14.78 to 1

Arkansas Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The following table lists Arkansas Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Arkansas college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 Arkansas Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Harding University
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Private, 4-yearsSearcy, AR
$23,148 $12,751 4,80545% 1,160 SAT
24 ACT
15 to 1
2 University of Arkansas
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Public, 4-yearsFayetteville, AR
$27,410
($9,656)
$8,877 30,93679% 1,110 SAT
24 ACT
20 to 1
3 Arkansas State University
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Public, 4-yearsJonesboro, AR
$13,312
($7,456)
$8,371 13,19070% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
15 to 1
4 Hendrix College
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Private, 4-yearsConway, AR
$35,100 $40,765 1,14460% 1,230 SAT
26 ACT
11 to 1
5 Lyon College
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Private, 4-yearsBatesville, AR
$31,000 $22,631 49660% - 9 to 1
6 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
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Public, 4-yearsMagnolia, AR
$15,010
($9,580)
$8,394 5,09464% 1,070 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
7 Ouachita Baptist University
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Private, 4-yearsArkadelphia, AR
$31,180 $30,398 1,78472% 1,110 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
8 John Brown University
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Private, 4-yearsSiloam Springs, AR
$29,720 $19,137 2,32657% 1,210 SAT
25 ACT
15 to 1
9 Arkansas Tech University
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Public, 4-yearsRussellville, AR
$13,891
($8,071)
$9,067 9,44594% 1,100 SAT
21 ACT
18 to 1
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Public, 4-yearsLittle Rock, AR
$21,767
($9,512)
$7,915 8,19761% 1,080 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
11 University of Arkansas at Monticello
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Public, 4-yearsMonticello, AR
$14,281
($8,431)
$9,448 2,719- - 12 to 1
12 Philander Smith College
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Private, 4-yearsLittle Rock, AR
$13,014 $11,012 769- - 11 to 1
13 University of Arkansas Grantham
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Public, 4-yearsLIttle Rock, AR
$8,280 $3,646 5,436- - 33 to 1
13 University of Central Arkansas
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Public, 4-yearsConway, AR
$16,728
($9,778)
$8,652 9,91391% 1,050 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
14 Henderson State University
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Public, 4-yearsArkadelphia, AR
$9,768
($7,560)
$8,473 2,51971% 995 SAT
19 ACT
16 to 1
- Central Baptist College
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Private, 4-yearsConway, AR
$17,700 $10,314 56464% 960 SAT
19 ACT
10 to 1
- University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain
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Public, 2-4 yearsMena, AR
$3,960
($3,720)
$7,372 679- - 16 to 1
- North Arkansas College
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Public, 2-4 yearsHarrison, AR
$5,136
($3,408)
$4,614 1,856- - 12 to 1
- Designer Barber & Stylist School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFt Smith, AR
$16,325 $6,283 88- - 18 to 1
- National Park College
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Public, 2-4 yearsHot Springs, AR
$6,880
($5,650)
$5,017 2,340- - 14 to 1
- Southern Arkansas University Tech
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Public, 2-4 yearsCamden, AR
$6,210
($4,830)
$6,054 943- - 11 to 1
- University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
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Public, 2-4 yearsMorrilton, AR
$4,128
($3,576)
$3,886 1,888100% -
19 ACT
20 to 1
- Northern Technical College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsPine Bluff, AR
$17,995 $6,057 30- - 20 to 1
- Jefferson Regional School of Nursing
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Private, 2-4 yearsPine Bluff, AR
$10,868 $2,740 69- - 8 to 1
- University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
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Public, 2-4 yearsHope, AR
$4,660
($3,580)
$4,281 1,188- - 12 to 1
- Arkansas Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRussellville, AR
$15,000 $5,043 29- - 8 to 1
- New Tyler Barber College Inc
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Little Rock, AR
$15,825 $5,858 28- - 20 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSherwood, AR
$15,990 $5,422 110- - 10 to 1
- South Arkansas Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsEl Dorado, AR
$5,124
($3,324)
$5,917 1,162- - 13 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Little Rock
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Little Rock, AR
$17,070 $5,485 358- - 15 to 1
- Arkansas State University-Beebe
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Public, 2-4 yearsBeebe, AR
$4,728
($3,024)
$3,980 2,928- - 15 to 1
- University of the Ozarks
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Private, 4-yearsClarksville, AR
$25,950 $18,684 78460% 1,080 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
- Arthur's Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsJonesboro, AR
$15,750 $4,195 76- - 25 to 1
- Hot Springs Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsHot Springs, AR
$15,750 $6,305 90- - 25 to 1
- Arkansas State University-Newport
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Public, 2-4 yearsNewport, AR
$4,416
($2,952)
$3,459 1,592- - 11 to 1
- Black River Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPocahontas, AR
$6,888
($4,440)
$6,341 1,566- - 16 to 1
- University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsNorth Little Rock, AR
$7,050
($5,820)
$6,171 4,245- - 15 to 1
- Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$19,455 $4,672 98- - 20 to 1
- Arkansas Northeastern College
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Public, 2-4 yearsBlytheville, AR
$4,222
($2,822)
$3,322 1,502- - 17 to 1
- Strayer University-Arkansas
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Private, 4-yearsLittle Rock, AR
$13,515 $5,717 307- - 41 to 1
- Williams Baptist University
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Private, 4-yearsWalnut Ridge, AR
$19,450 $17,375 58459% 1,050 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
- Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$12,000 $2,638 62- - 12 to 1
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
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Public, 4-yearsPine Bluff, AR
$15,744
($8,574)
$11,636 2,38769% 920 SAT
15 ACT
13 to 1
- Ozarka College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMelbourne, AR
$6,820
($3,820)
$5,674 983- - 13 to 1
- Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
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Private, 4-yearsFort Smith, AR
- - 758- - -
- Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
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Public, 2-4 yearsMountain Home, AR
$4,632
($3,024)
$5,169 1,247- - 14 to 1
- Baptist Health College Little Rock
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Private, 2-4 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$12,938 $4,207 54986% - 8 to 1
- Professional Cosmetology Education Center
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Private, Less than 2 yearsEl Dorado, AR
$18,325 $4,341 27- - 14 to 1
- Arkansas Baptist College
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Private, 4-yearsLittle Rock, AR
$8,760 $13,217 497- - 23 to 1
- Arkansas State University Mid-South
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Memphis, AR
$4,306
($3,346)
$4,962 979- - 11 to 1
- Washington Barber College Inc
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$17,000 $10,959 56- - 10 to 1
- Shorter College
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Private, 2-4 yearsN Little Rock, AR
$6,246 $6,601 321- - 12 to 1
- East Arkansas Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsForrest City, AR
$3,720
($3,120)
$3,445 1,179- - 11 to 1
- Arkansas State University Three Rivers
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Public, 2-4 yearsMalvern, AR
$5,780
($3,356)
$2,603 1,832- - 12 to 1
- Academy of Professional Cosmetology
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRogers, AR
$6,125 $4,081 135- - 25 to 1
- NorthWest Arkansas Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsBentonville, AR
$4,906
($4,450)
$2,470 7,593- - 13 to 1
- Arthur's Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsJacksonville, AR
$15,750 $4,675 37- - 19 to 1
- Southeast Arkansas College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPine Bluff, AR
$7,200
($4,200)
$6,191 898- - 9 to 1
- GoodFellas Barber College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$15,675 $2,832 62- - 9 to 1
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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Public, 4-yearsLittle Rock, AR
$16,114
($8,596)
$2,474 3,240- - 20 to 1
- Academy of Salon and Spa
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFort Smith, AR
$17,385 $3,681 67- - 22 to 1
- Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFayetteville, AR
$18,381 $1,940 36- - 9 to 1
- Crowley's Ridge College
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Private, 4-yearsParagould, AR
$15,600 $8,997 201- - 9 to 1
- Searcy Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSearcy, AR
$16,000 $5,274 84- - 25 to 1
- Arthur's Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFort Smith, AR
$15,750 $3,884 16- - 16 to 1
- River Valley School of Massage
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRussellville, AR
$9,800 $3,610 8- - 3 to 1
- University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
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Public, 4-yearsFort Smith, AR
$13,594
($6,418)
$7,558 5,379- - 19 to 1
- Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
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Public, 2-4 yearsHelena, AR
$5,060
($3,500)
$5,497 1,234- - 10 to 1
- Champion Christian College
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Private, 4-yearsHot Springs, AR
$7,755 $5,841 82- - 5 to 1
- Career Academy of Hair Design
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSpringdale, AR
$18,195 $3,532 230- - 8 to 1
- Ecclesia College
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Private, 4-yearsSpringdale, AR
$16,850 $10,595 15755% - 10 to 1
- Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
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Public, 2-4 yearsDe Queen, AR
$4,550
($4,100)
$4,915 1,278- - 17 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFayetteville, AR
$16,075 $4,844 109- - 18 to 1
- Arkansas Technical School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Little Rock, AR
$19,400 $5,002 60- - 25 to 1
- Northwest Technical Institute
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Public, Less than 2 yearsSpringdale, AR
$5,184 $4,852 201- - 8 to 1
- New Beginnings Beauty Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsPine Bluff, AR
$17,000 $6,495 31- - 15 to 1
- University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
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Public, 2-4 yearsBatesville, AR
$3,750
($3,126)
$3,310 1,008- - 13 to 1
- Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
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Private, Less than 2 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$16,230 $7,495 14- - 15 to 1
- Arkansas Welding Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsJacksonville, AR
$13,713 $4,952 69- - 17 to 1
- Arthur's Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsConway, AR
$15,750 $4,346 57- - 19 to 1
Average$13,465
($5,385)
$7,238 157,04969.34% 1,082 SAT 14.78 to 1
*Arkansas college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Arkansas Best Colleges

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1. Harding UniversityPrivate, 4-yearsSearcy, AR

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2. University of ArkansasPublic, 4-yearsFayetteville, AR

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3. Hendrix CollegePrivate, 4-yearsConway, AR

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4. John Brown UniversityPrivate, 4-yearsSiloam Springs, AR

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5. Lyon CollegePrivate, 4-yearsBatesville, AR

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6. Williams Baptist UniversityPrivate, 4-yearsWalnut Ridge, AR

All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023