EUGENE, Ore., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Best Colleges in Arkansas for 2017.
In the last few years alone, Arkansas has allocated over $714 million annually to the state's higher education system. It also recently passed legislation to assist with student transfer credits and to add an additional 7 million in scholarship aid. Additionally, Arkansas residents as well as non-residents have the opportunity to participate in the unique Arkansas 529 plan, a statewide operation that helps parents and grandparents save money for their students' academic futures.
"These state-issued commitments to accessible and affordable education that prepares students to be successful leaders in their communities makes Arkansas a great place to earn a degree," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "That is why we've put together this list, ranking the state's best colleges and universities."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 20 Best Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 finds University of Arkansas in the top spot. Hendrix College is in second, and Lyon College rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Arkansas Tech University
Central Baptist College
Henderson State University
John Brown University
Ouachita Baptist University
Philander Smith College
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
University of Central Arkansas
University of the Ozarks
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice