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68 Colleges
12,308 Yearly Graduations
$24,869 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,934 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arkansas ranked #27 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 12,308 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $6,217 per year to get their degree at a college in Arkansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,603 per year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,734 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,091 Yearly Degrees
$7,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,110 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,227 are full-time, and there are 10,829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at ATU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,596 a year. ATU has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ATU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,177 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
834 Yearly Degrees
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,412 full-time undergraduates at UA Pulaski Tech, and 4,810 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

45% of UA Pulaski Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,593 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UA Pulaski Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,605 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
740 Yearly Degrees
$2,856 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,941 students at ASUN in total, 767 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,240 a year. ASUN has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ASUN is $34,584.

#4

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
654 Yearly Degrees
$4,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is 7,411, which includes 2,014 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

18% of NWACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,059 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,969 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
507 Yearly Degrees
$3,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Arkansas Community College is 1,253, which includes 530 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

15% of SouthArk students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,216 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SouthArk is $25,793.

#6

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
503 Yearly Degrees
$4,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,350 students at Black River Technical College in total, 768 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

13% of Black River Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,546 a year. Black River Technical College has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,951 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$3,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 505 full-time undergraduates at UA Cossatot, and 1,386 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Cossatot is $25,721.

Public Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$3,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton is 1,836, which includes 1,060 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

9% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,132 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UACCM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,886 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
392 Yearly Degrees
$3,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,243 students at ASU Three Rivers in total, 292 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,229 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ASU Three Rivers with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,688 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at National Park College is 1,912, which includes 1,181 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at National Park College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,922 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from National Park College is $24,014.

#11

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$3,855 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Arkansas College is 1,113, which includes 355 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,638 a year. SEARK College has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,003 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$2,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Beebe is 2,982, which includes 1,550 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of ASU-Beebe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,648 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,523 during the early-career years.

#13

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
355 Yearly Degrees
$5,754 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,887 students at UAFS in total, 5,830 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,811 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAFS, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Roughly 39% of students at UAFS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,758 a year. UAFS has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,022 during the early-career years.

#14

Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$3,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ozarka College is 1,033, which includes 522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

16% of Ozarka College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,105 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ozarka College is $22,152.

#15

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$8,029 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,352 undergraduates at UAM, of which 1,692 are full-time, and there are 2,645 students altogether. It takes the average UAM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 54% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,756 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,554 during the early-career years.

#16

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$2,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home is 1,271, which includes 519 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at ASUMH take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,783 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASUMH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,810 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Arkansas State University Mid-South

West Memphis, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
287 Yearly Degrees
$3,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University Mid-South is 1,203, which includes 275 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,123 during the early-career years.

#18

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
253 Yearly Degrees
$3,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Arkansas College is 1,604, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Northark take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,281 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northark with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,858 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
243 Yearly Degrees
$3,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,211 students at UA Hope-Texarkana in total, 506 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Hope-Texarkana is $26,285.

Public Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$2,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 628 full-time undergraduates at UACCB, and 1,224 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

9% of UACCB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,259 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCB is $26,356.

#21

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees
$2,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas Northeastern College is 1,358, which includes 562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

1% of Arkansas Northeastern College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,986 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Arkansas Northeastern College is $26,669.

Public Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$3,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,093, which includes 459 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,857 during the early-career years.

#23

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$3,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 934 students at East Arkansas Community College in total, 448 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

2% of East Arkansas Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,702 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from East Arkansas Community College is $21,287.

Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$8,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is 2,907, of which 859 students are undergraduates and of those, 639 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

UAMS has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAMS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $60,527 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$7,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 13,106, of which 8,486 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,836 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at A-State is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

57% of A-State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,580 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,687 during the early-career years.

Other Arkansas Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Baptist Health College - Little Rock 169
27 Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School 163
28 Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock 161
29 Southern Arkansas University Tech 153
30 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 139
31 Career Academy of Hair Design 136
32 Northwest Technical Institute 132
33 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 126
34 University of Central Arkansas 118
35 The Salon Professional Academy - North Little Rock 113
36 Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville 94
37 Arkansas Beauty School - Little Rock 73
38 Academy of Professional Cosmetology 69
39 Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas 63
40 Arkansas Welding Academy 42
41 Academy of Salon and Spa 40
41 Arthur’s Beauty School Inc - Conway 40
43 Henderson State University 38
44 Arthur’s Beauty College - Jonesboro 35
45 University of Arkansas System eVersity 33
46 Goodfellas Barber College 30
47 Hot Springs Beauty College 29
48 New Beginnings Beauty Academy 28
49 Designer Barber & Stylist School 27
50 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 25
51 Hendrix College 24
52 Northern Technical College 22
53 Washington Barber College Inc 19
54 Searcy Beauty College 17
55 Professional Cosmetology Education Center 16
56 Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design 15
56 Bryan University 15
58 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Fort Smith 14
58 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Jacksonville 14
60 Arkansas Beauty College 11
61 New Tyler Barber College Inc 10
62 Central Baptist College 9
62 River Valley School of Massage 9
64 Delta Designs Cosmetology School 6
65 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 3
65 Velvatex College of Beauty Culture 3
67 Harding University 2
68 Ouachita Baptist University 0

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