Find Trade Colleges

Study Area & Zipcode

Arkansas Colleges

Find Schools Near

Arkansas Trade Schools

70 Colleges
12,320 Yearly Graduations
$26,577 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,485 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 12,320 students received a trade school degree from a college in Arkansas, making it rank #27 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Arkansas is $6,644 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $9,018 a year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,871 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,253 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,151 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,396 are full-time, and there are 12,101 students altogether. For undergraduates at ATU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

57% of ATU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,860 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ATU is $28,900.

Public Public vs. Private
724 Yearly Degrees
$3,002 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,270 students at ASUN in total, 1,039 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,874 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#3

South Arkansas Community College

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

The total student population at South Arkansas Community College is 1,473, which includes 554 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

27% of SouthArk students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,320 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SouthArk is $24,500.

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is 4,531, which includes 2,187 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,163 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,100 during the early-career years.

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

There are 3,446 students at ASU-Beebe in total, 1,779 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

18% of ASU-Beebe students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,970 a year. ASU-Beebe has a 8.0% 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 $24,000 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,518 students at UA Cossatot in total, 470 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Students who graduate from UA Cossatot with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
467 Yearly Degrees
$7,909 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,810 undergraduates at UAM, of which 2,030 are full-time, and there are 3,111 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAM is 4.3 years.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,051 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
447 Yearly Degrees
$4,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at NorthWest Arkansas Community College is 7,979, which includes 2,426 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

13% of NWACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,924 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$3,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is 1,559, which includes 685 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UA Hope-Texarkana is $21,300.

#10

College of the Ouachitas

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

There are 338 full-time undergraduates at College of the Ouachitas, and 1,257 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

16% of College of the Ouachitas students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,605 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of the Ouachitas is $23,400.

#11

Ozarka College

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

There are 1,123 students at Ozarka College in total, 562 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Ozarka College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,047 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,300 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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

There are 6,557 students at UAFS in total, 6,531 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,295 are full-time. It takes the average UAFS undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,637 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAFS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

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

There are 605 full-time undergraduates at ASUMH, and 1,345 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

15% of ASUMH students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,323 a year. ASUMH has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASUMH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$2,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,812 students at Northark in total, 983 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,348 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northark with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Arkansas State University Mid-South

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

There are 1,423 students at ASU Mid-South in total, 356 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Students who graduate from ASU Mid-South with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

National Park College

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

There are 2,017 students at National Park College in total, 1,114 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

22% of National Park College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,476 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% 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 $22,100.

#17

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$3,234 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Arkansas Community College is 1,151, which includes 440 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,060 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,900 during the early-career years.

#18

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$3,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 902 full-time undergraduates at Black River Technical College, and 1,582 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Black River Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,196 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$4,977 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Arkansas University Tech is 1,082, which includes 404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 61% of students at SAU Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,285 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SAU Tech is $24,000.

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

There are 681 full-time undergraduates at UACCB, and 1,319 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at UACCB take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,645 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCB is $23,300.

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

There are 1,032 full-time undergraduates at UACCM, and 1,902 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

17% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,248 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UACCM is $24,800.

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

The total student population at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,520, which includes 608 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
223 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School is 382, which includes 353 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,354 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,000 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock is 121, which includes 121 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

89% of Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,632 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$2,626 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,422 students at Arkansas Northeastern College in total, 555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Arkansas Northeastern College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,000 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Arkansas Northeastern College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Arkansas Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Arkansas State University - Main Campus 179
27 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 177
28 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 170
29 Baptist Health College - Little Rock 165
30 Southeast Arkansas College 163
31 Career Academy of Hair Design 150
32 Northwest Technical Institute 144
33 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 129
34 University of Central Arkansas 121
35 Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville 100
36 The Salon Professional Academy - North Little Rock 78
37 Arkansas Beauty School - Little Rock 66
38 Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas 65
39 Arkansas Welding Academy 41
40 Academy of Professional Cosmetology 38
41 Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design 35
42 Academy of Salon and Spa 34
43 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 33
44 Designer Barber & Stylist School 31
45 Searcy Beauty College 30
45 Washington Barber College Inc 30
45 Arthur’s Beauty School Inc - Conway 30
48 Henderson State University 24
49 Arthur’s Beauty College - Jonesboro 22
50 New Tyler Barber College Inc 21
50 The Beauty School 21
52 Northern Technical College 19
52 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Jacksonville 19
54 Professional Cosmetology Education Center 18
54 Hendrix College 18
56 Hot Springs Beauty College 17
57 Arthur’s Beauty College Inc - Fort Smith 15
57 Arkansas Beauty College 15
57 Goodfellas Barber College 15
60 Bryan University 12
60 Velvatex College of Beauty Culture 12
62 River Valley School of Massage 11
63 New Beginnings Beauty Academy 10
63 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 10
65 Harding University 7
66 University of Arkansas System eVersity 6
67 Remington College - Little Rock Campus 4
68 Delta Designs Cosmetology School 2
68 Central Baptist College 2
70 Ouachita Baptist University 0

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Trade Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited trade schools across the U.S.