These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Arkansas For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Arkansas has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in AR, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Arkansas.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Arkansas:

  1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  2. Williams Baptist College
  3. University of Central Arkansas
  4. University of Arkansas
  5. John Brown University
  6. Hendrix College
  7. Henderson State University
  8. University of the Ozarks
  9. Ouachita Baptist University
  10. Harding University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Arkansas has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Arkansas For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 21 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Arkansas that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Arkansas.’

1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Little Rock
Employed: 92.5%

2. Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Walnut Ridge
Employed: 90.36%

3. University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Conway
Employed: 88.79%

4. University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fayetteville
Employed: 88.67%

5. John Brown University

John Brown University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Siloam Springs
Employed: 88.03%

6. Hendrix College

Hendrix College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Conway
Employed: 87.57%

7. Henderson State University

Henderson State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Arkadelphia
Employed: 86.94%

8. University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Clarksville
Employed: 86.69%

9. Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Arkadelphia
Employed: 86.49%

10. Harding University

Harding University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Searcy
Employed: 86.42%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Arkansas

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Arkansas, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Arkansas by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Arkansas

Rank College Employed
1 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 92.5%
2 Williams Baptist College 90.36%
3 University of Central Arkansas 88.79%
4 University of Arkansas 88.67%
5 John Brown University 88.03%
6 Hendrix College 87.57%
7 Henderson State University 86.94%
8 University of the Ozarks 86.69%
9 Ouachita Baptist University 86.49%
10 Harding University 86.42%
11 Central Baptist College 86.36%
12 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 86.03%
13 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 85.69%
14 Lyon College 85.29%
15 Arkansas State University-Main Campus 83.95%
16 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 83.94%
17 Arkansas Tech University 83.75%
18 Philander Smith College 83.71%
19 University of Arkansas at Monticello 83.45%
20 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 82.28%
21 Arkansas Baptist College 78.85%
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