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Little Rock Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Little Rock Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Little Rock, Arkansas

There are at least 12 colleges in Little Rock, listed and described below. These schools represent 17,065 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 12,969 full-time students, and a reported 1,307 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

We also provide an extensive list of Arkansas Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Little Rock is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Little Rock.

Featured Colleges in the Little Rock Area (QuickSchools™)

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Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design


Little Rock, AR; North Little Rock, AR

Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design (ACB) was incorporated under the laws of the state of Arkansas in May 1974.
 

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Little Rock Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Arkansas Baptist College
1621 Dr. Marting Luther King Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202-6099

  • Programs: business management, African studies, human services, public administration, theology, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 602 students, 543 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 200 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Arkansas Beauty School Little Rock
5108 Baseline Rd
Little Rock, AR 72209

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 41 students, 71 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Bee Jays Academy
1907 Hinson Loop
Little Rock, AR 72212

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor, electrolysis tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 43 students, 68 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Eastern College of Health Vocations Little Rock
6423 Forbing Rd
Little Rock, AR 72209

  • Programs: medical assistant, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 287 students, 257 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, social work, psychology, registered nursing, criminal justice and safety, public health courses, vocational counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 12,135 students, 9,222 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 666 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
1520 Martin Luther King Dr
Little Rock, AR 72202-5452

  • Programs: teacher education and development, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 15 students, 27 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Little Rock with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock
11900 Col Glenn Rd Ste 1000
Little Rock, AR 72210-2820

  • Programs: registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, surgical tech, occupational therapist assistant, radiation therapist, medical lab tech, nuclear medical tech, histotechnologist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 884 students, 1,190 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Philander Smith College
One Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202-3799

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: business management, business administration, social work, educational administration, psychology, sociology, political science, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 561 students, 513 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 264 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 330-530. Math: 390-530. Writing: 340-510.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, medicine, pharmacy, radiation therapist, nuclear medical tech, public health, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,538 students, 1,149 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 177 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Jacksonville Colleges 1 29,916 57  
North Little Rock Colleges 4 60,433 8,994  

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