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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas

6 Colleges
619 Bachelor's Degrees
$19,861 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArkansasLiberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities is the #11 most popular major in Arkansas with 619 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas

Check out the liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has taken the #1 spot in this year's liberal arts / sciences and humanities ranking for non-traditional students. UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Little Rock. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UA Little Rock has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 2,922 students at UA Little Rock that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,373 part time students in attendance at UA Little Rock. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Located in the city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public college with a large student population. A-State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas rankings.

About 5.9% of A-State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 4,220 students at A-State are exclusively online. 6,253 students are part time. A-State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Harding University

Searcy, AR

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harding University. Located in the distant town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Harding did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 263 students at Harding that take at least one class online. There are roughly 741 part time students in attendance at Harding. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

Henderson State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Henderson State University is a small public school located in the distant town of Arkadelphia. Henderson State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas list.

About 7.3% of Henderson State University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,427 students take at least one class online at Henderson State University. About 1,136 of the students at Henderson State University are attending part time.

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. UAFS is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Fort Smith. UAFS not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas list.

Approximately 2,609 students take at least one class online at UAFS. 2,253 students are part time. UAFS does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Pine Bluff, UAPB is a public college with a small student population. UAPB also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Arkansas rankings.

There are approximately 1,369 students at UAPB that take at least one class online. About 288 of the students at UAPB are attending part time. UAPB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
North Carolina 929
Alabama 322
Tennessee 1,084
West Virginia 1,154
South Carolina 437
Louisiana 1,139
Kentucky 1,015

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 5,611

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 696
English Language & Literature 411
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 229
Theology & Religious Vocations 145
Philosophy & Religious Studies 66

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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