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RN Schools in Arkansas

There are 28 schools in the state of Arkansas offering RN programs. 1,922 students graduated from programs at Arkansas RN schools in 2010. 835 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 710 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

1,831 students graduate from RN programs in Arkansas, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from RN programs. Specifically, 311 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 835 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a bachelor's level degree, and 66 with a master's level degree.

28 RN schools are in this state. And out of these, while 25 schools are public, three schools are private. While tuition at a public RN school varies from $4,804 to $6,908, tuition at a private RN school is $14,040.

Average tuition for RN programs is $6,905. While the highest tuition for RN programs, which is $14,040 every year, is at Harding University, the lowest tuition in this southern state, which is $4,804 each year, is at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

RN schools in Arkansas offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

RN Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

1,831 students graduate from RN programs in Arkansas, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from RN programs. Specifically, 311 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 835 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a bachelor's level degree, and 66 with a master's level degree.

RN Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 241
  • Certificate 2007: 262
  • Certificate 2008: 295
  • Certificate 2009: 172
  • Certificate 2010: 311
  • Associate 2006: 606
  • Associate 2007: 721
  • Associate 2008: 782
  • Associate 2009: 803
  • Associate 2010: 835
  • Bachelor 2006: 487
  • Bachelor 2007: 567
  • Bachelor 2008: 565
  • Bachelor 2009: 649
  • Bachelor 2010: 710
  • Master 2006: 70
  • Master 2007: 72
  • Master 2008: 98
  • Master 2009: 102
  • Master 2010: 66

RN Program Availability in Arkansas

Schools in Arkansas offer a total of 36 programs in nursing. Of these programs, about 55.6% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

RN Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 11
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37910
  • 25th Percentile: 43620
  • Median: 52580
  • 75th Percentile: 63110
  • 90th Percentile: 74600

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49130
  • Median Salary 2007: 50260
  • Median Salary 2008: 51540
  • Median Salary 2009: 52210
  • Median Salary 2010: 52580
  • Total Employed 2006: 21020
  • Total Employed 2007: 21920
  • Total Employed 2008: 23000
  • Total Employed 2009: 23050
  • Total Employed 2010: 23730

Arkansas vs National RN Employment

Arkansas vs National RN Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 0.894% (23730)

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Bentonville, AR and it offers one program in nursing. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

2. Southeast Arkansas College

1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 543-5900

Southeast Arkansas College, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pine Bluff, AR and this college offers one RN program. Overall, 2,029 students seek degrees in 47 Southeast Arkansas College programs.

3. East Arkansas Community College

1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335
(870) 633-4480x208

East Arkansas Community College is located in Forrest City, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one program in nursing. Overall, 1,505 students pursue degrees in 48 East Arkansas Community College programs.

4. Ouachita Technical College

One College Cir
Malvern, AR 72104-0816
(501) 337-5000x1100

Ouachita Technical College is in Malvern, AR and this school offers one RN program. Overall, 1,542 students seek degrees in 48 programs at this technical college. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in nursing.

5. Ozarka College

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

Ozarka College offers one RN program and this school, which is very close to Melbourne, Arkansas, is in a rural area. This school is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Arkansas.

6. The Baptist Health Schools - Little Rock

11900 Col Glenn Rd Ste 1000
Little Rock, AR 72210-2820
(501) 202-6200

The Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock is 7.0 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in nursing. Overall, 919 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school. This school is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

7. The University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville

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

The University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville, which is very close to Batesville, Arkansas, is located in a rural area and this college offers one RN program. This college is a public 2-year institution.

8. Arkansas Northeastern College

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

Arkansas Northeastern College is located in Blytheville, AR and it offers one RN program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

9. The University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton

1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 977-2000

The University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton offers one program in nursing. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This community college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

10. The Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

1600 West 40th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 541-7850

The Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pine Bluff, AR and it offers one RN program. This school is the only nursing school in Arkansas. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

11. North Arkansas College

1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601-5508
(870) 743-3000

North Arkansas College offers one program in nursing and it is located in town of Harrison, Arkansas. Overall, 2,421 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at this small college. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

12. Arkansas State University - Newport

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

Arkansas State University-Newport offers one RN program and it is located in Newport, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a public 2-year institution.

13. 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, which is very close to De Queen, Arkansas, is located in a rural area and it offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

14. 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 offers one RN program and it is located in town of Helena, Arkansas. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering RN programs.

15. National Park Community College

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 760-4222

National Park Community College, which is very close to Hot Springs, Arkansas, is located in a rural setting and it offers one RN program. This public college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

16. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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

Founded in 1873, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. This university, which is near the center of the city, is in Pine Bluff, AR. It is the the fourth oldest and the 14th largest institution in the state of Arkansas. UAPB is one of several campuses. This university offers students four certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 40 bachelors level degrees, and 11 masters level degrees. 3,428 students sought degrees from the 48 programs at UAPB in 2010. This medium-sized university offers subjects including forensic accounting and criminal justice. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits UAPB. UAPB is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas.

17. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two RN programs. Of those, it offers one associate's level nursing degree to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

18. Arkansas Tech University

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

Arkansas Tech University is in town of Russellville, Arkansas and it offers one RN program. 9,815 students pursue degrees in 106 Tech programs, overall. This public university is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

19. Black River Technical College

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

Black River Technical College is located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one RN program. Overall, 2,508 students seek degrees in 40 Black River Technical College programs. In terms of enrollment, this technical college ranks eighth in the state of Arkansas.

20. The University of Central Arkansas

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

The University of Central Arkansas is in Conway, AR. This university offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, this public university offers one RN certificate to students, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one master's level nursing degree. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

21. Arkansas State University

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

Arkansas State University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Jonesboro, AR. This university offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one RN degree at the associate's level by this medium-sized university, one RN degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level degree in nursing. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. ASU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering RN programs.

22. Harding University

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

Harding University is located in Searcy, AR and Harding offers one program in nursing. Overall, 6,748 students pursue degrees in 89 Harding University programs. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

23. South Arkansas Community College

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

South Arkansas Community College is located in El Dorado, AR and this college offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

24. The University of Arkansas

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

The University of Arkansas, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Fayetteville, AR and this university offers one RN program. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

25. 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 center of the city. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in nursing by it and one bachelor's level nursing degree. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. UALR is the fourth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

26. The University of Arkansas at Monticello

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

The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers two programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one RN degree at the associate's level by this university and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. This university is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering RN programs.

27. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
(501) 296-1275

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Little Rock, AR and it offers one RN program. This university is the only institutions with a medical school in Arkansas. This specialized university is the third oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering RN programs.

28. Henderson State University

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

Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, AR and Henderson State offers one program in nursing. It is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Arkansas. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing in terms of programs.

29. 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. It offers two RN programs. Of those, it offers one associate's level nursing degree to students and one bachelor's level nursing degree. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. In terms of programs, SAU is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering nursing.

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