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Early Childhood Education Schools in Arkansas

There are 22 schools in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education programs. In 2010, 793 students graduated with degrees from Arkansas early childhood education schools. 645 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 68 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 811 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from early childhood education programs. More specifically, 68 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 55 with an associate's level degree, 645 with a bachelor's level degree, and 25 with a degree at the master's level.

22 early childhood education schools are in this state. And of these, three schools are private, while 19 schools are public. While tuition at a public early childhood education school varies from $4,804 to $6,908, tuition at a private early childhood education school varies from $14,040 to $19,820.

Average tuition for programs in early childhood education is $8,056. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,804 every year, is at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, while the highest tuition for early childhood education programs, which is $19,820 per year, is at Ouachita Baptist University.

Arkansas schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

On average, 811 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from early childhood education programs. More specifically, 68 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 55 with an associate's level degree, 645 with a bachelor's level degree, and 25 with a degree at the master's level.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 109
  • Certificate 2007: 59
  • Certificate 2008: 105
  • Certificate 2009: 68
  • Certificate 2010: 68
  • Associate 2006: 69
  • Associate 2007: 42
  • Associate 2008: 54
  • Associate 2009: 56
  • Associate 2010: 55
  • Bachelor 2006: 617
  • Bachelor 2007: 597
  • Bachelor 2008: 664
  • Bachelor 2009: 691
  • Bachelor 2010: 645
  • Master 2006: 16
  • Master 2007: 4
  • Master 2008: 7
  • Master 2009: 13
  • Master 2010: 25

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Arkansas

Schools in this state offer a total of 32 early childhood education programs. Of these programs, 40.6% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 9
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 4

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15760
  • 25th Percentile: 17250
  • Median: 22800
  • 75th Percentile: 33660
  • 90th Percentile: 43230

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15440
  • 25th Percentile: 15910
  • Median: 17070
  • 75th Percentile: 18650
  • 90th Percentile: 20300

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32700
  • 25th Percentile: 36940
  • Median: 42810
  • 75th Percentile: 49050
  • 90th Percentile: 56530

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32000
  • 25th Percentile: 38260
  • Median: 44160
  • 75th Percentile: 51810
  • 90th Percentile: 59890

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17330
  • Median Salary 2007: 19800
  • Median Salary 2008: 19990
  • Median Salary 2009: 22050
  • Median Salary 2010: 22800
  • Total Employed 2006: 2760
  • Total Employed 2007: 2490
  • Total Employed 2008: 3190
  • Total Employed 2009: 3870
  • Total Employed 2010: 4440

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14120
  • Median Salary 2007: 15280
  • Median Salary 2008: 15580
  • Median Salary 2009: 16090
  • Median Salary 2010: 17070
  • Total Employed 2006: 6320
  • Total Employed 2007: 7460
  • Total Employed 2008: 6830
  • Total Employed 2009: 5960
  • Total Employed 2010: 5880

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38130
  • Median Salary 2007: 40030
  • Median Salary 2008: 41600
  • Median Salary 2009: 42590
  • Median Salary 2010: 42810
  • Total Employed 2006: 2500
  • Total Employed 2007: 2390
  • Total Employed 2008: 2440
  • Total Employed 2009: 2460
  • Total Employed 2010: 2490

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39620
  • Median Salary 2007: 41060
  • Median Salary 2008: 41550
  • Median Salary 2009: 43350
  • Median Salary 2010: 44160
  • Total Employed 2006: 1430
  • Total Employed 2007: 1610
  • Total Employed 2008: 1530
  • Total Employed 2009: 1490
  • Total Employed 2010: 1620

Arkansas vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

Arkansas vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 1.045% (14430)

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
(479) 636-9222

NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in early childhood education and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Bentonville, AR. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education.

2. Ozarka College

218 College Dr
Melbourne, AR 72556-0010
(870) 368-7371

Ozarka College offers one program in early childhood education and this school, which is very close to Melbourne, Arkansas, is in a rural area. This small school is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas. It ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

3. The University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville

2005 White Drive
Batesville, AR 72503-3350
(870) 612-2000

The University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville is in Batesville, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, it offers one certificate in early childhood education to students and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

4. Arkansas State University - Beebe

1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012-1000
(501) 882-3600

Arkansas State University-Beebe offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by it and one associate's level early childhood education degree. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

5. Arkansas Northeastern College

2501 S Division
Blytheville, AR 72316-1109
(870) 762-1020x1114

Arkansas Northeastern College is in Blytheville, AR and it offers one early childhood education program. This school is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas. This public school is the biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

6. John Brown University

2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-9500

John Brown University offers one early childhood education program and JBU is located in Siloam Springs, AR. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. JBU is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education programs.

7. Arkansas State University - Newport

7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 512-7800

Arkansas State University-Newport is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1974. This school is in Newport, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers 24 certificates and 16 associates level degrees to students. 2,102 students pursued degrees from the 31 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as advanced nursing and technology. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school. It is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas.

8. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832
(870) 584-4471

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas offers one early childhood education program and it is in De Queen, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in early childhood education.

9. Ouachita Baptist University

410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
(870) 245-5000

Ouachita Baptist University offers one program in early childhood education and Ouachita is in town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. This small school is a 4-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education programs.

10. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

1000 Campus Drive
Helena, AR 72342-0785
(870) 338-6474

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is in town of Helena, Arkansas. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, this community college offers students one early childhood education certificate and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. This public college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education.

11. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1200 N University Mail Slot 4789
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 575-8000

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is near the heart of downtown. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education and one early childhood education degree at the master's level. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the third largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

12. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education by this university and one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level. It is near the center of the city. This university is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks seventh in the state of Arkansas.

13. Arkansas Tech University

Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

Arkansas Tech University is located in town of Russellville, Arkansas and ATU offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 9,815 students seek degrees in 106 Tech programs. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in early childhood education.

14. Black River Technical College

1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 248-4000

Black River Technical College, which is very close to Pocahontas, Arkansas, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in early childhood education. 2,508 students seek degrees in 40 programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education.

15. The University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035-0001
(501) 450-5000

The University of Central Arkansas offers two early childhood education programs. Specifically, it offers students one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. It is located in town of Conway, Arkansas. UCA is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in early childhood education.

16. Arkansas State University

2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-2100

Arkansas State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Jonesboro, AR. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level early childhood education degree by this university and one master's level early childhood education degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

17. Harding University

915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-4000

Harding University is located in town of Searcy, Arkansas and this university offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 6,748 students pursue degrees in 89 Harding University programs. In terms of programs, this mid-sized university is the third biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education.

18. South Arkansas Community College

300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71731-7010
(870) 862-8131

South Arkansas Community College is in El Dorado, AR. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by this community college and one associate's level early childhood education degree. 1,781 students seek degrees in 42 programs at this community college, overall.

19. The University of Arkansas

Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-2000

The University of Arkansas offers one program in early childhood education and this university, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Fayetteville, AR. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. In terms of programs, UALR is the ninth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education.

20. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3000

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is near the heart of downtown. UALR offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, this university offers one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education to students and one master's level early childhood education degree. UALR is a public, 4-year, research institution.

21. The University of Arkansas at Monticello

Highway 425 South
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 367-6811

The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers one early childhood education program. UAM is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

22. Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
(870) 230-5000

Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, AR and HSU offers one program in early childhood education. Henderson State is a public 4-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

23. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 235-4000

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is in town of Magnolia, Arkansas and it offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in early childhood education.

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