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Arkansas Colleges

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The following table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in Arkansas. By school type, there are 38 public and 54 private schools in Colleges in Arkansas. By school level, there are 31 four years (or high) schools , 27 2-4 years schools and 34 less than 2 years schools.
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Arkansas
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Baptist CollegeLittle Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Arkansas Beauty School-Little RockLittle 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 CollegeBatesville, 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 SmithFort Smith, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of ArkansasFayetteville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Arkansas State University-BeebeBeebe, 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 UniversityRussellville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas at MonticelloMonticello, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-JacksonvilleJacksonville, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Baptist Health College Little RockLittle Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Black River Technical CollegePocahontas, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Central ArkansasConway, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Central Baptist CollegeConway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Cossatot Community College of the University of ArkansasDe Queen, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Crowley's Ridge CollegeParagould, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Crowley's Ridge Technical InstituteForrest City, ARPublic, Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
East Arkansas Community CollegeForrest City, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little RockLittle 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 CollegeHot Springs, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College-BatesvilleBatesville, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Harding UniversitySearcy, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Henderson State UniversityArkadelphia, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Hendrix CollegeConway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Hot Springs Beauty CollegeHot Springs, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of NursingPine Bluff, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
John Brown UniversitySiloam Springs, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Career Academy of Hair DesignSpringdale, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Salon and SpaFort Smith, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas State University Mid-SouthWest Memphis, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Arkansas Northeastern CollegeBlytheville, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
New Tyler Barber College IncNorth Little Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
North Arkansas CollegeHarrison, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Northwest Technical InstituteSpringdale, ARPublic, Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Ouachita Baptist UniversityArkadelphia, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Arkansas State University Three RiversMalvern, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Ozarka CollegeMelbourne, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of the OzarksClarksville, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
University of Arkansas Community College-MorriltonMorrilton, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Phillips Community College of the University of ArkansasHelena, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southeast Arkansas CollegePine Bluff, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Professional Cosmetology Education CenterEl Dorado, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical CollegeNorth Little Rock, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Hope-TexarkanaHope, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
University of Arkansas Community College Rich MountainMena, 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 CollegeSearcy, 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 UniversityWalnut Ridge, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
South Arkansas Community CollegeEl Dorado, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Southern Arkansas University TechCamden, 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 CultureLittle Rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
NorthWest Arkansas Community CollegeBentonville, 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 HomeMountain 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-NewportNewport, ARPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-ConwayConway, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Credence Institute of BeautyCrossett, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree granting-
Ecclesia CollegeSpringdale, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Arkansas State University SystemLittle 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 SchoolFt 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 MassageRussellville, 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 CosmetologyRogers, 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 CosmetologyLittle 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 SchoolWynne, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northern Technical CollegePine Bluff, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arkansas Welding AcademyJacksonville, 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
GoodFellas Barber Collegelittle rock, ARPrivate (for-profit), Less than 2 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Arkansas System eVersityLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Arkansas is $9,191 for State residents and $12,875 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.40% and graduation rate is 49.23%. The following 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 $8,366 / $18,957 66% 43% 12:110,515
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $8,297 / $16,145 - - 10:12,758
Arkansas Baptist College $8,760 - 8% 23:1525
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock $19,805 - 100% 20:1125
Arkansas Beauty College $14,400 - 64% 4:115
Lyon College $29,415 44% 54% 10:1655
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design $19,453 - 75% 20:1128
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith $14,250 - 48% 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% 33% 15:12,579
Arkansas State University-Beebe $2,928 / $4,656 - 29% 17:13,446
Arkansas State University-Main Campus $7,315 / $12,883 80% 53% 18:113,709
Arkansas Tech University $7,668 / $13,236 95% 38% 18:112,101
University of Arkansas at Monticello $7,909 / $13,759 - 29% 14:13,111
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville $14,250 - 47% 12:136
Baptist Health College Little Rock $11,750 100% 58% 10:1648
Black River Technical College $4,118 / $6,350 - 28% 15:11,582
University of Central Arkansas $9,338 / $16,148 90% 43% 15:111,177
Central Baptist College $17,100 40% 26% 11:1732
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas $3,570 / $3,960 - 42% 16:11,518
Crowley's Ridge College $15,100 - 22% 8:1198
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute $1,350 / $1,350 - - 6:1168
East Arkansas Community College $2,925 / $3,225 - 38% 9:11,151
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock $12,000 - 69% 13:1121
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School $15,500 - 66% 11:1382
National Park College $4,550 / $5,000 - 32% 19:12,017
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville $2,526 / $2,862 - 41% 17:11,319
Harding University $21,540 61% 69% 16:15,121
Henderson State University $7,392 / $9,312 76% 39% 14:13,961
Hendrix College $49,490 70% 71% 10:11,208
Hot Springs Beauty College $15,000 - 63% 12:128
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing $11,538 - - 8:170
John Brown University $28,288 76% 72% 14:12,516
Career Academy of Hair Design $16,695 - 64% 9:1211
Academy of Salon and Spa $16,500 - 35% 27:153
Arkansas State University Mid-South $2,746 / $3,226 - 24% 11:11,423
Arkansas Northeastern College $2,374 / $2,654 - 26% 15:11,422
New Tyler Barber College Inc $15,825 - 78% 20:138
North Arkansas College $3,090 / $3,840 - 24% 14:11,812
Northwest Technical Institute $2,195 / $2,326 - 66% 6:1237
Ouachita Baptist University $29,120 61% 63% 12:11,660
Arkansas State University Three Rivers $3,458 / $5,882 - 21% 11:11,257
Ozarka College $3,004 / $5,356 - 56% 14:11,123
University of the Ozarks $25,950 50% 53% 15:1872
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton $3,216 / $3,456 76% 37% 22:11,902
Philander Smith College $13,014 - 44% 16:11,000
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas $3,020 / $3,410 - 46% 13:11,520
Southeast Arkansas College $3,855 / $6,735 - 22% 13:11,119
Professional Cosmetology Education Center $18,325 - 60% 15:130
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College $5,670 / $6,900 - 26% 17:14,531
University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana $2,980 / $3,250 - 40% 16:11,559
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain $3,072 / $3,408 - 47% 19:1814
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas $15,000 - 78% 25:195
Searcy Beauty College $14,900 - 29% 20:175
Shorter College $5,596 - 10% 16:1569
Williams Baptist University $18,500 59% 39% 14:1496
South Arkansas Community College $2,700 / $3,012 - 34% 15:11,473
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus $9,080 / $14,120 65% 44% 17:14,472
Southern Arkansas University Tech $4,571 / $6,417 - 61% 13:11,082
University of Arkansas System Office - / - - - --
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture $15,230 - 81% 12:116
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith $5,754 / $13,026 - 35% 17:16,557
NorthWest Arkansas Community College $2,656 / $4,096 - 24% 18:17,979
ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock - - - 9:1-
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home $2,904 / $4,464 - 52% 16:11,345
Remington College-Little Rock Campus $15,000 - 27% 5:139
Arkansas State University-Newport $2,856 / $4,320 - 26% 15:12,270
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway $14,250 - 51% 14:155
Credence Institute of Beauty - - 79% 3:18
Ecclesia College $15,950 63% 27% 10:1218
Arkansas State University System - / - - - --
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville $15,881 - 31% 22:1197
Bryan University $16,181 - 78% 6:156
Washington Barber College Inc $17,000 - 89% 8:152
Strayer University-Arkansas $13,515 - - 50:1368
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock $15,990 - 75% 10:188
Designer Barber & Stylist School $14,900 75% 60% 14:178
University of Phoenix-Arkansas $12,238 - - 8:126
New Beginnings Beauty Academy $17,000 - 20% 16:132
River Valley School of Massage $9,800 - 83% 7:113
The Beauty School $13,500 - 75% 13:115
Academy of Professional Cosmetology $12,000 - 42% 18:177
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education - - - -318
Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro $14,250 - 40% 19:157
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology $15,000 - - 2:124
Designer Barber & Stylist School - - - - --
Delta Designs Cosmetology School $16,575 - 40% 15:145
Northern Technical College $17,995 - 100% 20:129
Arkansas Welding Academy $21,910 - 96% 14:115
Champion Christian College $7,654 - - 10:187
GoodFellas Barber College $15,675 - 65% --
University of Arkansas System eVersity $0 / $4,200 - - --
Average$9,191 / $12,87568.40%49.23%14.23:11,888
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