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# Arkansas Trade Schools

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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