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Arkansas Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Arkansas

Arkansas has nearly a dozen public universities ranging from small to large (Arkansas Tech University has just under 10,000 students; the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has over 17,000). The state is also home to 11 independent colleges, some of which are Baptist based. More than two dozen community colleges in Arkansas provide you with other training options and an easy way to make a start on a four-year college degree if you later wish to transfer.

Gaining an education and career in Arkansas

Picking a university is only half the battle; you need to select the right degree program, too. That means knowing which industries drive the Arkansas economy and which careers are expected to be hot in the coming years. According to the Metro Little Rock Alliance, sectors such as aerospace, automotive, health care, information technology and tourism provide great opportunities for success.

Mean earned wages for occupations in some of these fields, according to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, were:

  1. Aerospace engineers: $70,870
  2. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: $42,420
  3. Database administrators: $62,400
  4. Lodging managers: $36,500
  5. Network and computer systems administrators: $61,140
  6. Radiation therapists: $72,070

Going to one of the colleges in Arkansas could provide you with big-city access. You should be within a day's drive to places like Nashville, New Orleans and St. Louis, but, of course, you'll still be able to find plenty to do and enjoy in Arkansas.

See also: Arkansas Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of Arkansas Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Arkansas

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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Offers a career-focused education with instructors who are professionals in their field.  
  • Dedicated Student Services Coordinators provide guidance and support throughout the program.
  • Provides a career services department that assists students and graduates with job placement, interviewing techniques, as well as resume and cover letter writing.
  • Offers a 24/7 technical hotline available to assist students whenever they need help.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. 
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  • Offers a career-focused education with instructors who are professionals in their field.  
  • Dedicated Student Services Coordinators provide guidance and support throughout the program.
  • Provides a career services department that assists students and graduates with job placement, interviewing techniques, as well as resume and cover letter writing.
  • Offers a 24/7 technical hotline available to assist students whenever they need help.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. 
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  • A post-secondary school that offers a variety of degree and diploma programs including medical billing, nursing, and more.
  • Offers many programs that can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • A post-secondary school that offers a variety of degree and diploma programs including medical billing, nursing, and more.
  • Offers many programs that can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
  • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current and relevant.
  • Blackboard Learn mobile allows students to complete assignments on the go.
  • Online students can get live student support for technical or course questions.
  • Has campus locations in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida as well as online learning programs.
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  • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
  • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current and relevant.
  • Blackboard Learn mobile allows students to complete assignments on the go.
  • Online students can get live student support for technical or course questions.
  • Has campus locations in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida as well as online learning programs.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • A private, non-profit college located in Henniker, New Hampshire
  • Among the top 15% of military-friendly colleges, universities, & trade schools in the nation.
  • Online classes are powered by University Alliance Online.
  • Special tuition rates available for active duty military, veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen, spouses and dependents of disabled or deceased veteran.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC).
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  • A private, non-profit college located in Henniker, New Hampshire
  • Among the top 15% of military-friendly colleges, universities, & trade schools in the nation.
  • Online classes are powered by University Alliance Online.
  • Special tuition rates available for active duty military, veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen, spouses and dependents of disabled or deceased veteran.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC).
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Other Colleges & Universities in Arkansas

Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, AR (formerly Mississippi County Community College) www.anc.edu
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Beebe, AR www.asub.edu
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
State University, AR www.astate.edu
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Mountain Home, AR www.asumh.edu
Arkansas State University - Newport
Newport, AR www.asun.edu
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR www.atu.edu
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, Arkansas www.blackrivertech.org
Central Baptist College
Conway, Arkansas www.cbc.edu
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, AR www.cccua.edu
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Arkansas www.crowleysridgecollege.info
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Forrest City, Arkansas www.crti.tec.ar.us
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, AR www.eacc.edu
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas www.harding.edu
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas www.hsu.edu
Hendrix College
Conway, Arkansas www.hendrix.edu
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, Arkansas www.jbu.edu
Lyon College
Batesville, Arkansas www.lyon.edu
Mid-South Community College
West Memphis, Arkansas www.midsouthcc.edu
National Park Community College
Hot Springs, Arkansas www.npcc.edu
North Arkansas College
Harrison, Arkansas www.northark.edu
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, AR www.nwacc.edu
Northwest Technical Institute
Springdale, Arkansas www.nti.tec.ar.us
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas www.obu.edu
Ouachita Technical College
Malvern, Arkansas www.otcweb.edu
Ozarka College
Melbourne, Arkansas www.ozarka.edu
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas www.philander.edu
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena, Arkansas www.pccua.edu
Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, Arkansas www.pulaskitech.edu
Rich Mountain Community College
Mena, Arkansas www.rmcc.edu
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR www.southark.edu
Southeast Arkansas College
Pine Bluff, AR www.seark.edu
Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia, Arkansas www.saumag.edu
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, AR www.sautech.edu
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR www.uafortsmith.edu
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR www.ualr.edu
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Arkansas www.uamont.edu
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR www.uapb.edu
University of Arkansas Community College
Hope, AR www.uacch.edu
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
Batesville, AR www.uaccb.edu
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
Morrilton, AR www.uaccm.edu
University of Arkansas Main Campus
Fayetteville, AR www.uark.edu
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR www.uca.edu
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Arkansas www.ozarks.edu
Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas www.wbcoll.edu
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville (main campus)
University of Arkansas
Fort Smith
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Little Rock
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University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute
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Little Rock
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock
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