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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.

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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

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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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