List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Arkansas

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Arkansas is the 32nd most populated state in the union with just over 3 million residents as of the latest census. However, Arkansas is home to nearly 100 colleges and universities despite the population numbers. Schools in the state range in location from the lowlands of the Mississippi River to the foothills of the Ozark National Forest. Top ranked public universities such as the University of Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas State University often make our list of best schools in the South. Cities with the most colleges tend to be the more populous cities in Arkansas such as Fayetteville and Little Rock. Meanwhile smaller towns in the state still have robust universities and colleges such as Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, and Monticello. Consider visiting the list of schools below to find top ranked public colleges in Arkansas near you.

Arkansas Public School Majors and Online Degree Programs

With many college degrees to choose from, students looking to enroll in a public university in Arkansas will find a program for nearly every discipline. Undergraduate programs offered by state colleges include systems engineering, math, dance, counseling psychology, communications, and robotics. Likewise, the graduate degree programs extend learning from lower level classes to provide a higher level of learning and mastery over specific areas of study. Online graduate degree programs at Arkansas state colleges may include computer science, statistics, law, nuclear engineering, and forensic science.

University of Arkansas System

The 5 schools listed below are part of the University of Arkansas System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, ARMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR5,000 to 9,999info
University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Little Rock, AR10,000 to 19,999info
University of Arkansas at Monticello in Monticello, AR1,000 to 4,999info
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, AR1,000 to 4,999info

Other Public 4-Year State Universities & Colleges

Below is a list of other 4-year state universities and colleges in Arkansas.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR10,000 to 19,999info
Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR10,000 to 19,999info
Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR1,000 to 4,999info
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in Magnolia, AR1,000 to 4,999info
University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR10,000 to 19,999info

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Arkansas in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.