List of colleges and universities in Arkansas

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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.


List of colleges and universities in Arkansas
School Location[1] Control Type Enrollment[1]
(Fall 2020)
Founded Accreditation[1]
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock Private Baccalaureate college 468 1884 HLC
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville Public Associate's college 1,358 1975 HLC
Arkansas State University Jonesboro Public Research university 13,106 1909 HLC
Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe Public Associate's college 2,982 1927 HLC
Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis Public Associate's college 1,203 1992 HLC
Arkansas State University–Mountain Home Mountain Home Public Associate's college 1,271 1995 HLC
Arkansas State University-Newport Newport Public Associate's college 1,941 1976 HLC
Arkansas State University Three Rivers Malvern Public Associate's college 1,243 1969 HLC
Arkansas Tech University Russellville Public Master's university 10,829 1909 HLC
Black River Technical College Pocahontas Public Associate's college 1,350 1978 HLC
Blue Cliff College Fayetteville Private (for-profit) Technical school 183 1987 SAA, WIA, AMTA-COS, NCBTMB
Central Baptist College Conway Private Baccalaureate college 604 1892 HLC
Cossatot Community College De Queen Public Associate's college 1,386 1975 HLC
Crowley's Ridge College Paragould Private
(Churches of Christ)
Baccalaureate college 192 1964 HLC
East Arkansas Community College Forrest City Public Associate's college 934 1974 HLC
Ecclesia College Springdale Private Special-focus institution (Bible college) 193 1975 ABHE
Harding University Searcy Private
(Churches of Christ)
Master's university 4,617 1924 HLC
Henderson State University Arkadelphia Public Master's university 3,163 1890 HLC
Hendrix College Conway Private
(United Methodist Church)
Baccalaureate college 1,077 1876 HLC
John Brown University Siloam Springs Private Baccalaureate college 2,343 1919 HLC
Lyon College Batesville Private
(Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))
Baccalaureate college 665 1872 HLC
National Park College Hot Springs Public Associate's college 1,912 2003 HLC
North Arkansas College Harrison Public Associate's college 1,604 1974 HLC
Northwest Arkansas Community College Bentonville Public Associate's college 7,411 1989 HLC
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia Private
(Southern Baptist Convention)
Baccalaureate college 1,704 1886 HLC
Ozarka College Melbourne Public Associate's college 1,033 1975 HLC
Philander Smith College Little Rock Private
(United Methodist Church)
Baccalaureate college 799 1877 HLC
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena-West Helena Public Associate's college 1,093 1965 HLC
Shorter College North Little Rock Private
(African Methodist Episcopal Church)
Associate's college 223 1886 TRACS
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado Public Associate's college 1,253 1992 HLC
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff Public Associate's college 1,113 1991 HLC
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Public Master's university 4,432 1909 HLC
Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden Public Associate's college 769 1967 HLC
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Public Research university 27,562 1871 HLC
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Batesville Public Associate's college 1,224 1991 HLC
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Hope Public Associate's college 1,211 1965 HLC
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Morrilton Public Associate's college 1,836 1961 HLC
University of Arkansas System eVersity Online Campus Public Baccalaureate college 794 2014 Accredited by the DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission). Recognized by the AHECB to offer degrees in collaboration with UA System institutions.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock Public Research university 8,899 1927 HLC
University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello Public Master's university 2,654 1909 HLC
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Public Baccalaureate college 2,668 1873 HLC
University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Mena Public Associate's college 798 1973 HLC
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Public Medical school 2,907 1879 HLC
University of Arkansas–Fort Smith Fort Smith Public Baccalaureate college 5,887 1928 HLC
University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock Public Associate's college 4,810 1945 HLC
University of Central Arkansas Conway Public Master's university 10,335 1907 HLC
University of the Ozarks Clarksville Private
(Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))
Baccalaureate college 836 1834 HLC
Williams Baptist University Walnut Ridge Private
(Southern Baptist Convention)
Baccalaureate college 618 1941 HLC

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

  • Judsonia University, Judsonia, Arkansas[2]
  • Little Rock Commercial College and Telegraph Institute
  • Little Rock College
  • St. Johns' College (Little Rock) [3]
  • Southeast College of Technology (now Remington College)
Abbreviation Accrediting agency
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 12, 2022.
  2. ^ Steiger's Educational Directory. 1878 Edition
  3. ^ Boggess, William S. (July 4, 2008). "ST JOHNS' COLLEGE of ARKANSAS". Retrieved 29 January 2023.

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