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Arkansas Business Colleges

49 Colleges
6,388 Yearly Graduations
$34,784 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,526 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Arkansas ranked #38 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 6,388 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $8,696 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $10,854 a year.

An estimated 48% of college students in Arkansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,382 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,797 Yearly Degrees
$9,384 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Arkansas is 27,559, of which 23,025 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,559 are full-time. It takes the average UARK undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

42% of UARK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,803 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UARK with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
472 Yearly Degrees
$9,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,869 students at UCA in total, 9,134 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,634 are full-time. It takes the average UCA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

52% of UCA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees
$8,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 13,356, of which 8,928 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,439 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at A-State is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at A-State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,059 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Arkansas Tech University

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

There are 11,015 undergraduates at ATU, of which 6,584 are full-time, and there are 11,829 students altogether. It takes the average ATU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 57% of students at ATU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

#5

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is 6,265, of which 6,229 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,014 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAFS is $28,100.

#6

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
320 Yearly Degrees
$9,512 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,581 students at UA Little Rock in total, 7,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,786 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UA Little Rock is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,778 a year. UA Little Rock has a 8.5% 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 UA Little Rock is $31,200.

#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$20,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harding University is 4,879, of which 3,779 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,533 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Harding is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Harding take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#8

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
224 Yearly Degrees
$27,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John Brown University is 2,319, of which 1,777 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,341 are full-time. For undergraduates at JBU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,033 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JBU is $36,900.

Public Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,586 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, of which 3,003 are full-time, and there are 4,475 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,465 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%.

Students who graduate from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 2,611 full-time undergraduates at UA Pulaski Tech, and 5,531 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at UA Pulaski Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar 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.

#11

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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

There are 2,475 full-time undergraduates at NWACC, and 8,383 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at NWACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

#12

University of Arkansas at Monticello

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

There are 2,524 undergraduates at UAM, of which 1,780 are full-time, and there are 2,855 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAM is 4.3 years.

Roughly 63% of students at UAM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UAM is $23,900.

#13

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$8,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,037 students at Henderson State University in total, 3,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,718 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,202 a year. Henderson State University has a 7.3% 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 $27,000 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,731 full-time undergraduates at ASU-Beebe, and 3,317 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at ASU-Beebe take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
93 Yearly Degrees
$3,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,396 students at UA Hope-Texarkana in total, 568 are 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.

#16

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$27,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,633 students at Ouachita Baptist in total, 1,506 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,260 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ouachita Baptist is $30,600.

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

There are 1,519 students at UA Cossatot in total, 585 are full-time undergraduates. 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 $20,600.

#18

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$8,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,498 students at UAPB in total, 2,382 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,161 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAPB, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

74% of UAPB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#19

University of Arkansas System eVersity

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at University of Arkansas System eVersity is 799, which includes 33 full-time undergraduates.

#20

North Arkansas College

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

The total student population at North Arkansas College is 1,676, which includes 905 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#21

Central Baptist College

Conway, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
49 Yearly Degrees
$16,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 546 full-time undergraduates at CBC, and 666 students altogether. For undergraduates at CBC, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,615 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CBC is $30,000.

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

There are 1,541 students at Phillips County Community College in total, 591 are 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%.

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

#23

National Park College

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

There are 1,250 full-time undergraduates at National Park College, and 2,077 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#23

Lyon College

Batesville, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$29,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 645 full-time undergraduates at Lyon, and 662 students altogether. It takes the average Lyon undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

65% of Lyon students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,537 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,400 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,023 full-time undergraduates at UACCM, and 1,836 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

Other Arkansas Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Arkansas State University - Mountain Home 42
26 University of the Ozarks 42
26 Hendrix College 42
29 University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville 39
30 Arkansas Northeastern College 37
31 Arkansas State University - Newport 35
32 College of the Ouachitas 33
33 Philander Smith College 29
34 University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 28
35 Arkansas State University Mid-South 27
35 South Arkansas Community College 27
37 Ozarka College 25
37 Strayer University - Arkansas 25
39 Southeast Arkansas College 24
40 Southern Arkansas University Tech 16
41 Ecclesia College 13
41 Bryan University 13
43 Williams Baptist College 12
44 Black River Technical College 10
45 East Arkansas Community College 9
46 Arkansas Baptist College 7
47 Shorter College 5
48 Crowley’s Ridge College 3
48 Remington College - Little Rock Campus 3

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