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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 2-4 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, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock
Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Beauty CollegeRussellville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Lyon College
Batesville, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair DesignNorth Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Beebe, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Arkansas State University-Main CampusJonesboro, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Baptist Health College Little Rock
Little Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Central Baptist College
Conway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Forrest City, ARPublic, Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock
Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner SchoolNorth Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
National Park College
Hot Springs, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Batesville, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Harding University
Searcy, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Hendrix College
Conway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Hot Springs Beauty College
Hot Springs, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Pine Bluff, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Career Academy of Hair Design
Springdale, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Salon and Spa
Fort Smith, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas State University Mid-South
West Memphis, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
New Tyler Barber College Inc
North Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
North Arkansas College
Harrison, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Northwest Technical Institute
Springdale, ARPublic, Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Ozarka College
Melbourne, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Morrilton, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southeast Arkansas College
Pine Bluff, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Professional Cosmetology Education Center
El Dorado, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
Hope, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain
Mena, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Paul Mitchell the School-ArkansasFayetteville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Searcy Beauty College
Searcy, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Shorter CollegeN Little Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
Williams Baptist University
Walnut Ridge, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas System OfficeLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
ITT Technical Institute-Little RockLittle Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's Degree-
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Mountain Home, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Remington College-Little Rock CampusLittle Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
Arkansas State University-Newport
Newport, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway
Conway, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Credence Institute of Beauty
Crossett, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree granting-
Ecclesia College
Springdale, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Arkansas State University-System OfficeLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Blue Cliff College-FayettevilleFayetteville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Bryan UniversityRogers, ARPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Washington Barber College IncLittle Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Strayer University-ArkansasLittle Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little RockSherwood, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Designer Barber & Stylist School
Ft Smith, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Phoenix-ArkansasLittle Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's Degree-
New Beginnings Beauty AcademyPine Bluff, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
River Valley School of Massage
Russellville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The Beauty SchoolMountain Home, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Professional Cosmetology
Rogers, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Colleges of Health EducationFort Smith, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeDoctorate
Arthur's Beauty College-JonesboroJonesboro, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology
Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Designer Barber & Stylist School -Springdale, ARPrivate, Less than 2 yearsUn-Known-
Delta Designs Cosmetology School
Wynne, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northern Technical College
Pine Bluff, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Welding Academy
Jacksonville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Champion Christian CollegeHot Springs, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Arkansas is $9,242 for State residents and $12,669 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.40% 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 / $21,754 66% 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
$29,140 44% 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 / $25,872 77% 66% 18:127,778
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
$8,248 / $14,908 44% 29% 15:12,579
Arkansas State University-Beebe
$2,928 / $4,656 - 31% 17:13,446
Arkansas State University-Main Campus $8,900 / $15,860 80% 48% 18:113,709
Arkansas Tech University
$7,668 / $13,236 95% 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
$11,032 100% 20% 10:1648
Black River Technical College
$3,216 / $5,448 - 33% 15:11,582
University of Central Arkansas
$9,188 / $15,998 90% 41% 15:111,177
Central Baptist College
$16,650 40% 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
$20,735 61% 67% 16:15,121
Henderson State University
$8,902 / $10,612 76% 35% 14:13,961
Hendrix College
$47,600 70% 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
$27,668 76% 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
$27,900 61% 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
$25,950 50% 50% 15:1872
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
$3,216 / $3,456 76% 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
$18,060 59% 38% 14:1496
South Arkansas Community College
$2,700 / $3,012 - 26% 15:11,473
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
$9,080 / $13,580 65% 41% 17:14,472
Southern Arkansas University Tech
$4,977 / $6,417 - 83% 13:11,082
University of Arkansas System Office - / - - - --
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
$15,950 63% 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 75% 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 / $12,66968.40%46.80%14.23:11,888
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