Colleges in Arkansas: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Arkansas Colleges Summary

With more than 80 colleges and adult education institutions, with about 150,000 students, about 5.5% of the state's population is enrolled in these schools. This represents the 11th lowest percentage of population enrolled in such schools in the country.

44% of the colleges and adult education institutions in Arkansas are public. Only 12 US states have a higher percentage of public schools. The state also has a large number of personal-care related schools, with nearly 25 schools that offer training in professions such as hair care, cosmetology, and beauty. Colleges with more than 10,000 students include the University of Arkansas (more than 30,000 students), Arkansas State University, and the University of Central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Education is located in Room 304A of the Four State Capitol Mall in Little Rock. http://ArkansasEd.org/ is the web site for the Arkansas DOE.

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Colleges and Universities in Arkansas

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Arkadelphia Beauty College Arkadelphia 39   Yes
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock 602 200 Yes
Arkansas Beauty College Russellville 101   Yes
Arkansas Beauty School Conway Conway 38   Yes
Arkansas Beauty School Little Rock Little Rock 41   Yes
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design North Little Rock 104   Yes
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville 1,800   Yes
Arkansas State University Beebe Beebe 4,311 140 Yes
Arkansas State University Main Campus State University 11,130 2,514 No V: 460-520
M: 450-580
W: 410-490
Arkansas State University Mountain Home Mountain Home 1,179   Yes
Arkansas State University Newport Newport 1,175   Yes
Arkansas Tech University Russellville 7,476 2,287 No V: 420-480
M: 450-530
Arthur's Beauty College Jacksonville 57   Yes
Arthur's Beauty College Fort Smith Fort Smith 43   Yes
Arthur's Beauty School Conway Conway 41   Yes
Arthur's Beauty School Pine Bluff Pine Bluff 25   Yes
Askins Vo Tech Fort Smith 35   No
Baptist Health Schools Little Rock Little Rock 884   No
Bee Jays Academy Little Rock 43   Yes
Black River Technical College Pocahontas 1,933   Yes
Blytheville Academy of Cosmetology Blytheville 28   Yes
Career Academy of Hair Design Springdale 204   Yes
Central Baptist College Conway 571 201 No
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen 1,115   Yes
Crossett School of Cosmetology Crossett 21   No
Crowley's Ridge College Paragould 168 108 Yes
Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City 251   Yes
De Luxe Beauty School Pine Bluff 12   Yes
East Arkansas Community College Forrest City 1,547   Yes
Eastern College of Health Vocations Little Rock Little Rock 287   Yes
Ecclesia College Springdale 262 125 No
Fayetteville Beauty College Fayetteville Fayetteville 58   Yes
Harding University Searcy 6,139 3,428 No V: 500-640
M: 500-640
Henderson State University Arkadelphia 3,603 1,156 No V: 430-580
M: 460-570
Hendrix College Conway 1,195 861 No V: 580-690
M: 550-660
Hot Springs Beauty College Hot Springs 29   Yes
Jefferson School of Nursing Pine Bluff 74   No
John Brown University Siloam Springs 2,061 990 No V: 490-640
M: 510-640
Lees School of Cosmetology North Little Rock 47   Yes
Lynndale Fundamentals of Beauty El Dorado 47   Yes
Lyon College Batesville 497 421 No V: 545-618
M: 545-610
W: 525-580
Margarets Hair Academy Monticello 63   Yes
Marsha Kay Beauty College Mountain Home 18   Yes
Mellies Beauty College Fort Smith 73   Yes
Mid South Community College West Memphis 1,654   Yes
National Park Community College Hot Springs 2,944   Yes
New Tyler Barber College North Little Rock 75   Yes
North Arkansas College Harrison 2,077   Yes
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville 6,470   Yes
Northwest Technical Institute Springdale Springdale 304   Yes
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia 1,448 1,520 No V: 470-600
M: 490-590
Ouachita Technical College Malvern 1,558   Yes
Ozarka College Melbourne 1,209   Yes
Philander Smith College Little Rock 561 264 No V: 330-530
M: 390-530
W: 340-510
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena 2,337   Yes
Professional Cosmetology Education Center El Dorado 102   No
Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock 8,768   Yes
Rich Mountain Community College Mena 1,004   Yes
Searcy Beauty College Inc Searcy 117   Yes
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado 1,319   Yes
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff 2,144   No
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia 3,147 1,517 No V: 350-540
M: 400-630
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden 2,111 40 Yes
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock 12,135 666 Yes
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello 3,187 800 Yes
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff 3,200 1,481 No V: 340-440
M: 340-460
W: 340-440
University of Arkansas Community College Batesville Batesville 1,468   Yes
University of Arkansas Community College Hope Hope 1,299   Yes
University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton Morrilton 1,809   Yes
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock 2,538 177 No
University of Arkansas Fort Smith Fort Smith 6,611 481 No
University of Arkansas Main Campus Fayetteville 18,648 5,065 No V: 500-630
M: 520-640
University of Central Arkansas Conway 12,619 3,927 No
University of the Ozarks Clarksville 643 493 No V: 440-595
M: 460-585
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Little Rock 15   Yes
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge 619 375 No
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