2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Arkansas
Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You
In 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.
One Size Does Not Fit All
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
Best Value Engineering Schools in Arkansas
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region
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Engineering Related Rankings by Major
Engineering Majors to Study
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||906|
|Computer & Information Sciences||480|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||474|
|Mathematics & Statistics||153|
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).
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