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Best Colleges in Arkansas

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Arkansas. By school type, there are 5 public and 5 private schools in best schools in Arkansas. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Arkansas
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Harding UniversitySearcy, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 University of ArkansasFayetteville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Hendrix CollegeConway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 John Brown UniversitySiloam Springs, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 Lyon CollegeBatesville, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
6 Williams Baptist UniversityWalnut Ridge, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
7 Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Arkansas State University-Main CampusJonesboro, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
9 University of Central ArkansasConway, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Arkansas is $17,755 for State residents and $23,521 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.80% and graduation rate is 55.40%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Arkansas
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Harding University $21,540 61% 69% 16:15,121
2 University of Arkansas $9,384 / $25,872 77% 66% 18:127,778
3 Hendrix College $49,490 70% 71% 10:11,208
4 John Brown University $28,288 76% 72% 14:12,516
5 Lyon College $29,415 44% 54% 10:1655
6 Williams Baptist University $18,500 59% 39% 14:1496
7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus $9,080 / $14,120 65% 44% 17:14,472
8 Arkansas State University-Main Campus $7,315 / $12,883 80% 53% 18:113,709
9 University of Central Arkansas $9,338 / $16,148 90% 43% 15:111,177
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock $8,366 / $18,957 66% 43% 12:110,515
Average$17,755 / $23,52168.80%55.40%14.40:17,765
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Arkansasand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.