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Arkansas Colleges

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Next table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in Arkansas. By school type, there are 37 public and 53 private schools in Colleges in Arkansas. By school level, there are 30 four years or high schools , 27 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools and 33 less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Arkansas
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Associate, Bachelor
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Beauty College Russellville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Lyon College Batesville, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design North Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, AR Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville Jacksonville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Baptist Health College Little Rock Little Rock, AR Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Black River Technical College Pocahontas, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Central Baptist College Conway, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Associate, Bachelor
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Crowley's Ridge College Paragould, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Associate, Bachelor
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City, AR Public, Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
East Arkansas Community College Forrest City, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School North Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
National Park College Hot Springs, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville Batesville, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Harding University Searcy, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Henderson State University Arkadelphia, AR Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Hendrix College Conway, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Hot Springs Beauty College Hot Springs, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Pine Bluff, AR Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Career Academy of Hair Design Springdale, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Salon and Spa Fort Smith, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
New Tyler Barber College Inc North Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
North Arkansas College Harrison, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Northwest Technical Institute Springdale, AR Public, Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Associate, Bachelor
College of the Ouachitas Malvern, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Ozarka College Melbourne, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of the Ozarks Clarksville, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton Morrilton, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Professional Cosmetology Education Center El Dorado, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope Hope, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain Mena, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas Fayetteville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Searcy Beauty College Searcy, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Shorter College N Little Rock, AR Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
Williams Baptist University Walnut Ridge, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
University of Arkansas System Office Little Rock, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Mountain Home, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Remington College-Little Rock Campus Little Rock, AR Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
Arkansas State University-Newport Newport, AR Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway Conway, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Credence Institute of Beauty Crossett, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
Ecclesia College Springdale, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Arkansas State University-System Office Little Rock, AR Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Bryan University Rogers, AR Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Washington Barber College Inc Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Strayer University-Arkansas Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock Sherwood, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Designer Barber & Stylist School Ft Smith, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Phoenix-Arkansas Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree -
New Beginnings Beauty Academy Pine Bluff, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
River Valley School of Massage Russellville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The Beauty School Mountain Home, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Professional Cosmetology Rogers, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Fort Smith, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Doctorate
Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro Jonesboro, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology Little Rock, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Designer Barber & Stylist School - Springdale, AR Private, Less than 2 years Un-Known -
Delta Designs Cosmetology School Wynne, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northern Technical College Pine Bluff, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Welding Academy Jacksonville, AR Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Champion Christian College Hot Springs, AR Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Arkansas is $9,242 for in-state students and $12,669 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 70.32% and graduation rate is 46.80%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In Arkansas
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
University of Arkansas at Little Rock$9,544 / $21,75479%39%12:110,515
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences$8,147 / $15,923--10:12,758
Arkansas Baptist College$8,760-20%23:1525
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock$19,805-75%20:1125
Arkansas Beauty College$14,400-55%4:115
Lyon College$29,14050%49%10:1655
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design$19,453-75%20:1128
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith$14,330-52%13:131
University of Arkansas$9,384 / $25,87277%66%18:127,778
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff$8,248 / $14,90844%29%15:12,579
Arkansas State University-Beebe$2,928 / $4,656-31%17:13,446
Arkansas State University-Main Campus$8,900 / $15,86077%48%18:113,709
Arkansas Tech University$7,668 / $13,23690%41%18:112,101
University of Arkansas at Monticello$7,909 / $13,759-26%14:13,111
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville$14,330-36%12:136
Baptist Health College Little Rock$11,03267%20%10:1648
Black River Technical College$3,216 / $5,448-33%15:11,582
University of Central Arkansas$9,188 / $15,99891%41%15:111,177
Central Baptist College$16,65061%34%11:1732
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas$3,510 / $3,900-44%16:11,518
Crowley's Ridge College$14,500-44%8:1198
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute$1,350 / $1,350-69%6:1168
East Arkansas Community College$2,925 / $3,225-30%9:11,151
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock$10,700-64%13:1121
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School$15,500-66%11:1382
National Park College$4,550 / $5,000-24%19:12,017
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville$2,526 / $2,850-42%17:11,319
Harding University$20,73575%67%16:15,121
Henderson State University$8,902 / $10,61291%35%14:13,961
Hendrix College$47,60072%71%10:11,208
Hot Springs Beauty College$15,000-78%12:128
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing$11,103--8:170
John Brown University$27,66877%66%14:12,516
Career Academy of Hair Design$15,945-58%9:1211
Academy of Salon and Spa$15,000-23%27:153
Arkansas State University Mid-South$2,746 / $3,226-13%11:11,423
Arkansas Northeastern College$2,346 / $2,626-25%15:11,422
New Tyler Barber College Inc$15,825-77%20:138
North Arkansas College$2,352 / $2,952-31%14:11,812
Northwest Technical Institute$2,195 / $2,326-65%6:1237
Ouachita Baptist University$27,90064%64%12:11,660
College of the Ouachitas$3,458 / $5,906-25%11:11,257
Ozarka College$3,004 / $5,356-38%14:11,123
University of the Ozarks$25,95052%50%15:1872
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton$3,216 / $3,45674%29%22:11,902
Philander Smith College$13,014-41%16:11,000
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas$3,020 / $3,410-45%13:11,520
Southeast Arkansas College$3,855 / $6,735-15%13:11,119
Professional Cosmetology Education Center$14,350-73%15:130
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College$5,670 / $6,900-21%17:14,531
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope$2,980 / $3,250-35%16:11,559
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain$3,072 / $3,408-33%19:1814
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas$15,000-64%25:195
Searcy Beauty College$14,900-21%20:175
Shorter College$5,596--16:1569
Williams Baptist University$18,06056%38%14:1496
South Arkansas Community College$2,700 / $3,012-26%15:11,473
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus$9,080 / $13,58069%41%17:14,472
Southern Arkansas University Tech$4,977 / $6,417-83%13:11,082
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Velvatex College of Beauty Culture$15,000-71%12:116
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith$5,754 / $13,026-32%17:16,557
NorthWest Arkansas Community College$2,632 / $4,072-23%18:17,979
ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock---9:1-
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home$2,904 / $4,464-44%16:11,345
Remington College-Little Rock Campus$14,182-9%5:139
Arkansas State University-Newport$2,913 / $4,305-20%15:12,270
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway$14,330-61%14:155
Credence Institute of Beauty--79%3:18
Ecclesia College$15,95070%20%10:1218
Arkansas State University-System Office- / -----
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville$15,881-47%22:1197
Bryan University$15,433-39%6:156
Washington Barber College Inc$17,000-67%8:152
Strayer University-Arkansas$13,515--50:1368
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock$15,990-67%10:188
Designer Barber & Stylist School$14,900-53%14:178
University of Phoenix-Arkansas$12,238--8:126
New Beginnings Beauty Academy$17,000-45%16:132
River Valley School of Massage$9,800-60%7:113
The Beauty School$13,500-73%13:115
Academy of Professional Cosmetology$12,000-55%18:177
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education----318
Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro$14,330-41%19:157
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology$15,000-86%2:124
Designer Barber & Stylist School ------
Delta Designs Cosmetology School$13,935-50%15:145
Northern Technical College--80%20:129
Arkansas Welding Academy$18,910-100%14:115
Champion Christian College$7,640-18%10:187
Average$9,242 / $12,66970.32%46.80%14.23:11,888
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