This is a list of colleges and universities in Arkansas . This list also includes other educational institutions providing higher education, meaning tertiary, quaternary, and, in some cases, post-secondary education.
A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education or a secondary school.
A university is an institution of higher education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
|Arkansas Baptist College||Little Rock||Private||Baccalaureate college||1,027||1884||HLC|
|Arkansas Northeastern College||Blytheville||Public||Associate's college||1,425||1975||HLC|
|Arkansas State University||Jonesboro||Public||Master's university||13,552||1909||HLC|
|Arkansas State University-Beebe||Beebe||Public||Associate's college||4,380||1927||HLC|
|Arkansas State University Mid-South||West Memphis||Public||Associate's college||1,793||1992||HLC|
|Arkansas State University–Mountain Home||Mountain Home||Public||Associate's college||1,238||1995||HLC|
|Arkansas State University-Newport||Newport||Public||Associate's college||2,057||1976||HLC|
|Arkansas Tech University||Russellville||Public||Master's university||11,369||1909||HLC|
|Black River Technical College||Pocahontas||Public||Associate's college||2,248||1978||HLC|
|Blue Cliff College||Fayetteville||Private (for-profit)||Technical school||1987||SAA, WIA, AMTA-COS, NCBTMB|
|Central Baptist College||Conway||Private||Baccalaureate college||827||1892||HLC|
|College of the Ouachitas||Malvern||Public||Associate's college||1,501||1969||HLC|
|Cossatot Community College||De Queen||Public||Associate's college||1,597||1975||HLC|
|Crowley's Ridge College||Paragould||Private|
(Churches of Christ)
|East Arkansas Community College||Forrest City||Public||Associate's college||1,386||1974||HLC|
|Ecclesia College||Springdale||Private||Special-focus institution (Bible college)||178||1975||ABHE|
(Churches of Christ)
|Henderson State University||Arkadelphia||Public||Master's university||3,583||1890||HLC|
(United Methodist Church)
|John Brown University||Siloam Springs||Private||Baccalaureate college||2,596||1919||HLC|
(Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))
|National Park College||Hot Springs||Public||Associate's college||3,246||2003||HLC|
|North Arkansas College||Harrison||Public||Associate's college||2,167||1974||HLC|
|Northwest Arkansas Community College||Bentonville||Public||Associate's college||8,020||1989||HLC|
|Ouachita Baptist University||Arkadelphia||Private|
(Southern Baptist Convention)
|Ozarka College||Melbourne||Public||Associate's college||1,489||1975||HLC|
|Philander Smith College||Little Rock||Private|
(United Methodist Church)
|Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas||Helena-West Helena||Public||Associate's college||2,029||1965||HLC|
|Shorter College||North Little Rock||Private|
(African Methodist Episcopal Church)
|South Arkansas Community College||El Dorado||Public||Associate's college||1,632||1992||HLC|
|Southeast Arkansas College||Pine Bluff||Public||Associate's college||1,601||1991||HLC|
|Southern Arkansas University||Magnolia||Public||Master's university||3,404||1909||HLC|
|Southern Arkansas University Tech||Camden||Public||Associate's college||1,730||1967||HLC|
|University of Arkansas||Fayetteville||Public||Research university||25,341||1871||HLC|
|University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville||Batesville||Public||Associate's college||1,353||1991||HLC|
|University of Arkansas Community College at Hope||Hope||Public||Associate's college||1,460||1965||HLC|
|University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton||Morrilton||Public||Associate's college||2,149||1961||HLC|
|University of Arkansas System eVersity||Online Campus||Public||Baccalaureate college||2014||Recognized by the AHECB to offer degrees in collaboration with UA System institutions.|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Little Rock||Public||Research university||12,377||1927||HLC|
|University of Arkansas at Monticello||Monticello||Public||Master's university||3,893||1909||HLC|
|University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff||Pine Bluff||Public||Baccalaureate college||2,615||1873||HLC|
|University of Arkansas Rich Mountain||Mena||Public||Associate's college||957||1973||HLC|
|University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences||Little Rock||Public||Medical school||2,867||1879||HLC|
|University of Arkansas–Fort Smith||Fort Smith||Public||Baccalaureate college||7,170||1928||HLC|
|University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College||North Little Rock||Public||Associate's college||10,527||1945||HLC|
|University of Central Arkansas||Conway||Public||Master's university||11,534||1907||HLC|
|University of the Ozarks||Clarksville||Private|
(Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))
|Williams Baptist University||Walnut Ridge||Private|
(Southern Baptist Convention)
Based in Tempe, Arizona, Bryan University offers programs in the fields of healthcare, exercise science, and legal. The for-profit university has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Toronto, and Tempe.
ITT Technical Institute was a for-profit technical institute. Founded in 1969 and with approximately 130 campuses in 38 states of the United States, ITT Tech was one of the largest for-profit educators in the US.
Park University is a private university in Parkville, Missouri. It was founded in 1875. In the fall of 2017, Park had an enrollment of 11,457 students.
Judsonia is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. Ronnie Schlem is the current mayor. The population was 2,019 at the 2010 census.
|AAMFT||American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy|
|AANA||American Association of Nurse Anesthetists|
|ABA||American Bar Association|
|ACICS||Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools|
|ACME||Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education|
|ACPE||Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education|
|ADA||American Dental Association|
|ADA||American Dietetic Association|
|AOTA||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|APA||American Psychological Association|
|APTA||American Physical Therapy Association|
|ASHA||American Speech–Language–Hearing Association|
|CCNE||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|JRCERT||Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology|
|LCME||Liaison Committee on Medical Education|
|MSCHE||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|NASAD||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|NASD||National Association of Schools of Dance|
|NASM||National Association of Schools of Music|
|NAST||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|HLC||Higher Learning Commission|
|NCATE||National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education|
|NLNAC||National League for Nursing|
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Riverview School District is a public school district based in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. The Riverview School District provides early childhood, elementary and secondary education for more than 1,300 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students throughout southeast White County at its campuses in eastern Searcy, Kensett, and Judsonia. It also serves Griffithville.
Riverview High School is an accredited comprehensive public high school based in the town of Searcy, Arkansas, United States. Riverview provides secondary education for grades 9 through 12 to students in the communities of Searcy, Judsonia, Kensett and surrounding unincorporated communities of White County, Arkansas. It is the only high school of the Riverview School District.