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Arkansas Business Colleges

49 Colleges
6,388 Yearly Graduations
$34,877 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$21,588 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Arkansas is ranked #38 in the country with 6,388 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $8,719 per year to get their degree at a college in Arkansas, while out of state students will pay an average of $10,831 per year.

About 43% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,397 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

There are 27,562 students at UARK in total, 22,825 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,252 are full-time. It takes the average UARK undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

42% of UARK students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,404 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% 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
$9,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,335 students at UCA in total, 8,615 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,301 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at UCA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,622 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
436 Yearly Degrees
$7,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,106 students at A-State in total, 8,486 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,836 are full-time. For undergraduates at A-State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,580 a year. A-State has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
431 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ATU is 4.5 years.

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

#5

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
357 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.

39% of UAFS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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.

#6

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 8,899, of which 6,568 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,541 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

51% of UA Little Rock students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,466 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$21,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harding University is 4,617, of which 3,572 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,294 are full-time. It takes the average Harding undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,074 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#8

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
224 Yearly Degrees
$28,288 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at John Brown University is 2,343, of which 1,820 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,326 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,496 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees
$9,080 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,447 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, of which 2,950 are full-time, and there are 4,432 students altogether. For undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

61% of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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 2,412 full-time undergraduates at UA Pulaski Tech, and 4,810 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,593 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#11

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
166 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.

Roughly 18% of students at NWACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Monticello is 2,645, of which 2,352 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,692 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

54% of UAM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

#13

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$7,392 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,163 students at Henderson State University in total, 2,626 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,334 are full-time. For undergraduates at Henderson State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

55% of Henderson State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,372 a year. Henderson State University has a 7.1% 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 Henderson State University is $27,000.

Public Public vs. Private
99 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.

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

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

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

There are 506 full-time undergraduates at UA Hope-Texarkana, and 1,211 students altogether. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,300 during the early-career years.

#16

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$29,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,704 students at Ouachita Baptist in total, 1,664 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,502 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

75% of Ouachita Baptist students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,641 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Ouachita Baptist with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
76 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 $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

The total student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 2,668, of which 2,507 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,158 are full-time. It takes the average UAPB undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,983 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAPB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Arkansas System eVersity

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$3,675 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37 full-time undergraduates at UA eVersity, and 794 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,639 a year.

#20

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
55 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#21

Central Baptist College

Conway, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
49 Yearly Degrees
$17,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 604 students at CBC in total, 521 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CBC is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 68% are men and 32% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,442 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 459 full-time undergraduates at Phillips County Community College, and 1,093 students altogether. 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

National Park College

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

There are 1,181 full-time undergraduates at National Park College, and 1,912 students altogether. 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 15.4% 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
$29,415 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 665 students at Lyon in total, 650 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Lyon undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

73% of Lyon students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,878 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lyon with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
45 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. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from UACCM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 Arkansas State University Three Rivers 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 University 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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