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Nursing Schools in Arkansas

In 2018-2019, 261 students earned their Nursing degrees in AR.

In this state, Nursing is the 9th most popular major out of a total 137 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Arkansas

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 221
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

In Arkansas, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • White: 82.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Nursing Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Arkansas

33,190 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Arkansas

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,290, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Arkansas that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,758 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. 85% of the teachers are full time.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,177 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.50% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,723. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#4

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
5,121 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $19,563. The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at Harding. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,362. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 9.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,961 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,583. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 84% of students get financical aid.

Nursing Careers in AR

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 37% $99,740
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $51,480
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $74,920
Nurse Anesthetists 18% $161,550
Registered Nurses 16% $59,650

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Rehabilitation Professions 262
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 163
Medicine 163
Mental & Social Health Services 157
Communication Sciences 133
Allied Health Professions 90
Public Health 41
Health/Medical Admin Services 38

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