Best Colleges in Arkansas

Scoping out schools in the charming, esteemed south? Six Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart and Tyson Foods, call Arkansas home. Forestry remains a strong industry in Arkansas, with agriculture and aquaculture quickly gaining traction. With impressively low living and business costs and an unemployment rate of 6.2%, on par with the national average, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make good money in Arkansas, a state recently dubbed the most affordable state to live in the U.S.*

This landlocked southern gem is the home of 2 major public university systems and several smaller private and industrial colleges, 51 in all.* Register for classes in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro or any number of the larger cities in Arkansas. More of an outdoors type? With 52 national parks and approximately 56 percent of the state’s total area covered in forestland,* “The Natural State” is a nature lover’s paradise. Annual cultural events, such as the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, draw an even larger crowd to the always-bustling southern state. Head to Arkansas for school and make some serious green in one of the nation’s greenest states.

*ezlandlordforms.com; *www.cnbc.com/id/100003143 *Bureau of Labor Statistics *www.bestplaces.net/state/Arkansas *United State Forest Service

Best Four Year Universities in Arkansas

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Based on 44 Reviews
Harding University
Searcy, AR
Based on 8 Reviews
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Jonesboro, AR
Based on 8 Reviews
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Based on 4 Reviews
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Based on 8 Reviews
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
Based on 4 Reviews
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, AR
Based on 12 Reviews
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, AR
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR
Lyon College
Batesville, AR
Based on 8 Reviews
Central Baptist College
Conway, AR
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, AR
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, AR
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, AR
Based on 12 Reviews
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR
ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Ecclesia College
Springdale, AR
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, AR
University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, AR
University of Phoenix-Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, AR

Best Community Colleges in Arkansas

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Morrilton, AR
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Beebe, AR
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, AR
Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, AR
National Park Community College
Hot Springs, AR
Remington College-Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
Hope, AR
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, AR
North Arkansas College
Harrison, AR
Based on 4 Reviews
Ozarka College
Melbourne, AR
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Mountain Home, AR
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern, AR
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena, AR
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, AR
Rich Mountain Community College
Mena, AR
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Batesville, AR
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, AR
Southeast Arkansas College
Pine Bluff, AR
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, AR
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, AR
Shorter College
N Little Rock, AR
Based on 4 Reviews