Best colleges in Little Rock

Beauty and Affordability Keep Little Rock Poppin'

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With social gatherings over pulled pork, draft beer and occasional thunderstorms, Little Rock is the central hub of education with an active social life. Students can choose between a traditional or online college education, which is especially helpful to those returning to school or balancing studies with an established career. Local schools have several educational specialties, including nursing, criminal justice, psychology and engineering.

Not only is Little Rock known for its 7 major educational institutions and numerous community colleges, but it's also famous for its positive entertainment and friendly lifestyle. One of the best public parks and trails systems in the country can be found here, drawing many outdoorsy souls. Little Rock is also a family-friendly town with an impressive zoo, a submarine tour, electric streetcar trolley rides, and the Presidential library. Catch a viewing of the impressive pieces at Arkansas Arts Center, or try your luck ice skating at the Arkansas Skatium-even when the outdoor temperatures rise. No matter your interests in or out of school, Little Rock is far from little when it comes to options.

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Best Four Year Universities in Little Rock

Hendrix College
Conway, AR

Hendrix College offers 31 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 315 students graduated with students earning 310 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers 197 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,509 students graduated with students earning 1,260 Bachelor's degrees, 519 Master's degrees, 400 Associate's degrees, 170 Certificates, and 160 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Central Arkansas offers 147 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,458 students graduated with students earning 1,741 Bachelor's degrees, 528 Master's degrees, 71 Associate's degrees, 66 Doctoral degrees, and 52 Certificates.

Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR

Philander Smith College offers 17 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 81 students graduated with students earning 81 Bachelor's degrees.

Central Baptist College offers 47 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 133 students graduated with students earning 124 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers 68 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 891 students graduated with students earning 327 Doctoral degrees, 245 Bachelor's degrees, 224 Master's degrees, 56 Associate's degrees, and 39 Certificates.

Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Baptist College offers 15 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 40 students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Associate's degrees.

Strayer University-Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Strayer University-Arkansas offers 64 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 36 students graduated with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Little Rock

Baptist Health College Little Rock offers 13 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 417 students graduated with students earning 265 Associate's degrees, and 152 Certificates.

Remington College-Little Rock Campus offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 11 students graduated with students earning 7 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College offers 116 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,470 students graduated with students earning 745 Certificates, and 725 Associate's degrees.

Shorter College
N Little Rock, AR

Shorter College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 36 students graduated with students earning 36 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in Little Rock

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Hendrix College Logo Hendrix College Conway, AR
5/5
11 : 1 1,121
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Logo University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
3/5
24 : 1 9,581
University of Central Arkansas Logo University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
3/5
20 : 1 10,869
New Tyler Barber College Inc Logo New Tyler Barber College Inc North Little Rock, AR     30
Philander Smith College Logo Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR
3/5
21 : 1 996
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Logo Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Little Rock, AR     15
Central Baptist College Logo Central Baptist College Conway, AR
4/5
24 : 1 666
Baptist Health College Little Rock Logo Baptist Health College Little Rock Little Rock, AR
3/5
12 : 1 616
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock Logo The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock Sherwood, AR     101
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock Logo Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock Little Rock, AR     8
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School Logo Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School North Little Rock, AR     359
Washington Barber College Inc Logo Washington Barber College Inc Little Rock, AR     38
Remington College-Little Rock Campus Logo Remington College-Little Rock Campus Little Rock, AR
3/5
7 : 1 21
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design Logo Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design North Little Rock, AR     82
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville Logo Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville Jacksonville, AR     32
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock Logo Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock Little Rock, AR     144
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway Logo Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway Conway, AR     81
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Logo University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
2/5
33 : 1 5,531
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Logo University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
3/5
19 : 1 2,768
Shorter College Logo Shorter College N Little Rock, AR
2/5
20 : 1 221