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Best Colleges in Arkansas

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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Arkansas
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Harding University
Searcy, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Hendrix College
Conway, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 John Brown University
Siloam Springs, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 Lyon College
Batesville, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
6 Williams Baptist University
Walnut Ridge, ARPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, 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 Arkansas
Conway, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, ARPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Arkansas is $18,003 for State residents and $23,597 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.80% and graduation rate is 55.40%. 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 Best Schools In Arkansas
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Harding University
$20,530 61% 69% 16:15,121
2 University of Arkansas
$9,384 / $25,872 77% 66% 18:127,778
3 Hendrix College
$47,600 70% 71% 10:11,208
4 John Brown University
$27,668 76% 72% 14:12,516
5 Lyon College
$29,140 44% 54% 10:1655
6 Williams Baptist University
$18,058 59% 39% 14:1496
7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
$8,980 / $13,480 65% 44% 17:14,472
8 Arkansas State University-Main Campus $8,900 / $15,860 80% 53% 18:113,709
9 University of Central Arkansas
$9,188 / $15,998 90% 43% 15:111,177
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
$9,512 / $21,767 66% 43% 12:110,515
Average$18,003 / $23,59768.80%55.40%14.40:17,765
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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.