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70 Colleges
12,320 Yearly Graduations
$26,791 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 2019. Around 12,320 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 $6,698 per year to get their degree at a college in Arkansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $9,008 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
1,253 Yearly Degrees
$7,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas Tech University is 10,829, of which 10,110 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,227 are full-time. For undergraduates at ATU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,596 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ATU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
724 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.

16% of ASUN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,240 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than 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 1,253, which includes 530 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 15% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,216 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% 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

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

Roughly 45% of students at UA Pulaski Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,593 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% 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 2,982 students at ASU-Beebe in total, 1,550 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,648 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASU-Beebe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is 1,386, which includes 505 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 2,645 students at UAM in total, 2,352 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,692 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAM, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 54% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,756 a year. 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 $23,900 during the early-career years.

#8

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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

There are 2,014 full-time undergraduates at NWACC, and 7,411 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,059 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 NWACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$3,250 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 4.6% 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 $21,300.

Public Public vs. Private
428 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.

Roughly 21% of students at ASU Three Rivers take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,229 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Ozarka College

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

There are 522 full-time undergraduates at Ozarka College, and 1,033 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 16% of students at Ozarka College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,105 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ozarka College is $18,300.

#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 5,830 undergraduates at UAFS, of which 3,811 are full-time, and there are 5,887 students altogether. It takes the average UAFS undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,758 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#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 519 full-time undergraduates at ASUMH, and 1,271 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

17% of ASUMH students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,783 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% which is higher than the national average 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
$3,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 776 full-time undergraduates at Northark, and 1,604 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,281 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% 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 275 full-time undergraduates at ASU Mid-South, and 1,203 students altogether. 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 $18,700 during the early-career years.

#16

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
321 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.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,922 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than 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.

#17

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$3,225 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.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,702 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from East Arkansas Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$4,635 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 13% of students at Black River Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,546 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Black River Technical College is $22,500.

Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$4,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 769 students at SAU Tech in total, 465 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

30% of SAU Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,401 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.0% which is higher than the national average 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
235 Yearly Degrees
$2,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville is 1,224, which includes 628 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at UACCB take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,259 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,836 students at UACCM in total, 1,060 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 58% are women.

9% of UACCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,132 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

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 1,093, 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 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Phillips County Community College is $18,900.

#23

Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School

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

There are 372 full-time undergraduates at Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School, and 405 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% 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 80, which includes 80 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Eastern College of Health Vocations, Little Rock take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,442 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,000 during the early-career years.

#25

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$2,654 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 562 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas Northeastern College, and 1,358 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,986 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Arkansas Northeastern College is $22,100.

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

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