Located in the Southern region of the country, Arkansas is the 29th largest state in the United States, and the 32nd most populous with an estimated population of 2,949,132. Arkansas is commonly referred to as the ‘Natural State’ on account of its natural resources. Arkansas has vast expanses of natural forest, national parks, rivers and lakes. The state generally tends to have hot, humid summers and cold, slightly drier winters. Agriculture remains a major part of the state's economy. The state ranks among the nation’s top producers of rice, broilers, turkeys, softwood lumber, cotton and catfish. Tourism is also big.
Arkansas’ capital, Little Rock, is located in the central portion of the state. Other cities include Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, and Pine Bluff.
The state supports a network of public universities and colleges, including the Arkansas State University System and University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas System is the main state body for higher education, with six universities and several community colleges.
Activities and Leisure: If you are into sports (especially football), boating, fishing, hunting, or the outdoors for that matter, you will love life in Arkansas. The state boasts a host of attractions from the Ozark mountains to Beaver Lake, which is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its stunning flora and fauna, natural caves and massive limestone bluffs. The state's biggest college, the University of Arkansas, is a major powerhouse in college football. Fayetteville, where the University of Arkansas is located, was selected as one of the 2015 best places to live (source: Livability).
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college degree finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Arkansas State University Online Programs||Communication Studies,Criminology/Criminal Justice,Interdisciplinary Studies,Nursing,Political Science/ Government||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Harding University||Business,Education,Health||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Arkansas Tech University||Education,Health,Interdisciplinary Studies||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Univesity of Central Arkansas||Biological/Life Sciences,Economics,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Business,Engineering,Social Sciences||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Arkansas State University||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Arkansas||Biological/Life Sciences,Business,Social Sciences||Public||>10,000||Request Info|