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#35 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
18 Colleges
7,998 Yearly Graduations
$46,288 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Arkansas ranked #35 in the nation for graduate degrees with 7,998 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Graduate students from Arkansas can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $11,572 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $15,390. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

Public Public vs. Private
2,610 Yearly Degrees
$6,422 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Arkansas State University - Main Campus was ranked the #1 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,610 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Arkansas State University - Main Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,986 $9,972
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,436 $1,436
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $277 $554

#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,632 Yearly Degrees
$8,841 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UARK handed out 1,632 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,752 $21,032
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,089 $1,089
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $431 $1,168

#3

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
822 Yearly Degrees
$7,594 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UA Little Rock handed out 822 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas at Little Rock

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,760 $13,050
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,834 $1,834
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $320 $725

#4

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
648 Yearly Degrees
$6,539 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UCA ranked #4 in terms of popularity with 648 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Central Arkansas

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,018 $10,037
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,521 $1,521
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $279 $558

Public Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees
$9,434 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 589 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,737 $15,918
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,697 $1,697
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $430 $885

Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$6,582 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ranked #6 in terms of popularity with 382 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,040 $7,920
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,542 $1,542
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $280 $440

#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
367 Yearly Degrees
$13,892 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Harding ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 367 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Harding University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,372 $13,372
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $520 $520
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $742 $742

#8

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
365 Yearly Degrees
$6,737 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Arkansas Tech University was ranked the #8 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 365 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Arkansas Tech University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,256 $10,512
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,481 $1,481
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $292 $584

#9

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$14,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

John Brown University was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 207 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for John Brown University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,400 $14,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $560 $560

#10

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
182 Yearly Degrees
$6,387 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Henderson State University ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 182 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Henderson State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,058 $6,318
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,329 $1,329
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $281 $351

#11

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$9,127 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UAM handed out 135 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas at Monticello

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,631 $12,511
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,496 $2,496
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $276 $521

#12

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$7,570 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was ranked the #12 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 26 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,184 $11,760
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,386 $2,386
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $216 $490

#13

Strayer University - Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$15,135 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Strayer University - Arkansas ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 18 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Strayer University - Arkansas

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,940 $14,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $195 $195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $553 $553

#14

Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees

Williams Baptist College handed out 5 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #14 most popular graduate school in the state.

#14

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Public Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$8,433 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UAFS handed out 5 graduate degrees. This makes it the #14 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,092 $11,394
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,341 $1,341
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $394 $633

#14

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$47,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 18 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Hendrix ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 5 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Hendrix College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $47,250 $47,250
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $350 $350
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,425 $1,425

#17

Ecclesia College

Springdale, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$11,325 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Ecclesia College handed out 0 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Ecclesia College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,250 $11,250
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $75 $75
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $625 $625

#17

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$32,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine handed out 0 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $30,000 $30,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,500 $2,500

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