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25 SCHOOLS in ARKANSAS

Arkansas, the Natural State, has been a curious place since the first days of exploration in the New World. The land of Arkansas was explored and used for trade by the Spanish and the French during the 18th century, and the territory changed hands from time to time, but there was little interest in settling the region until the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. It was the Spanish and French who began calling it “Arkansas,” mangling the name the Illinois tribe gave the Quapaw people; by the end of the 19th century, state legislators would have to officially decide how to say the impossible name, and residents still debate what to call themselves (Arkansans or Arkansawyers?). However, once the land became American, the desire for good cotton-growing soil and the age-old American drive west made Arkansas a destination, though its incorporation in 1836 as a slave state would cost greatly in the long run; the devastation of the Civil War, and the long history of Jim Crow, set Arkansas back for many years.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Arkansas was almost completely dependent on agriculture, and the state is still one of the most productive farm states, though only a small percentage of Arkansans still live on farms. Beginning around the turn of the 21st century, Arkansas began a concerted campaign to become one of the most business-friendly states in the union, attracting and retaining a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Wal-Mart, the world’s single largest retailer. Arkansas’s race into global industry has created an increased demand for higher education, from natural resources and engineering to law and medicine, and Arkansas’s network of colleges and universities has exhibited a boom in recent years.

From its flagship public research universities – the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University – to its small liberal arts colleges, Arkansas’s higher education system is dedicated to preparing Arkansas’s professionals, workers, and leaders. Arkansas’s heritage as an agricultural center gives it the perfect foundation for leadership in areas like bioengineering and food processing, fields that have become increasingly important in the 21st century. Growing manufacturing, technology, and tourism industries have made business, management, and law crucial, with the University of Arkansas’s Walton College of Business reaching national attention. Small liberal arts institutions like the University of the Ozarks, Hendrix College, and the public Henderson State University are transforming classical liberal arts programs into leadership for today and the future, ensuring Arkansas’s place in the new American century.

Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
57
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR

62.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College

Conway, AR

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
ecclesia

Ecclesia College

Springdale, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
Harding U

Harding University

Searcy, AR

68.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Henderson State

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

58.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Hendrix

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

68.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
John Brown University

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

67.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Lyon College

Lyon College

Batesville, AR

59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
OBU

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

66
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
83
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Strayer University-Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
University Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.4
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University Arkansas Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
37.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
pine bluf UA

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

57.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
University central arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS

University of Phoenix-Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
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ozarks

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS

Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
NOT ENOUGH CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS