Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas

3 Colleges
816 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,066 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 816 bachelor's degrees from an Arkansas school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those engineering schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Arkansas

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for engineering majors.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Arkansas

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UARK is a very large public school located in the city of Fayetteville. UARK also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas rankings.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UARK to complete their degree, and it costs about $32,192 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UARK is $139,069. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Arkansas State University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population. Arkansas State University - Main Campus also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,330. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $89,655. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. ATU is a large public school located in the remote town of Russellville. ATU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas list.

It takes the average student at ATU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,676. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ATU be around $74,542. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 958
Florida 5,865
Virginia 3,378
Georgia 3,528
North Carolina 2,926
Alabama 2,794
Tennessee 1,750
West Virginia 928
South Carolina 1,641
Louisiana 1,842
Kentucky 1,081

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 286
Electrical Engineering 118
Civil Engineering 83
Chemical Engineering 73
Industrial Engineering 69

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 906
Computer & Information Sciences 480
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 474
Physical Sciences 365
Mathematics & Statistics 153

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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