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

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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
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