Best Colleges in Arkansas by Salary Potential

You deserve a bachelor’s degree. But don’t enroll in a university before you research Arkansas’s best colleges by alumni salary.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,000$98,00049%24%

1Hendrix College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,000
Mid-Career Pay$98,000
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees24%
2Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$51,400$96,30051%18%

2University of Arkansas
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$51,400
Mid-Career Pay$96,300
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees18%
3Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$48,200$86,80046%9%

3Harding University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$48,200
Mid-Career Pay$86,800
% High Meaning46%
% STEM Degrees9%
4State SchoolBachelorsPublic$52,900$83,00083%3%

4University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$52,900
Mid-Career Pay$83,000
% High Meaning83%
% STEM Degrees3%
5Engineering, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$41,400$81,20056%53%

5Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,400
Mid-Career Pay$81,200
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees53%
5Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$42,700$81,20059%18%

5Ouachita Baptist University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$42,700
Mid-Career Pay$81,200
% High Meaning59%
% STEM Degrees18%
7State SchoolBachelorsPublic$41,800$79,20060%5%

7Henderson State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,800
Mid-Career Pay$79,200
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees5%
8For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$43,900$79,00052%7%

8Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$79,000
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees7%
9Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,100$78,70051%9%

9John Brown University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$78,700
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees9%
10For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$43,800$77,30052%8%

10University of Central Arkansas
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,800
Mid-Career Pay$77,300
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees8%
11State SchoolBachelorsPublic$43,200$76,70060%2%

11University of Arkansas at Monticello
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,200
Mid-Career Pay$76,700
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees2%
12Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$45,400$76,20053%13%

12University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$45,400
Mid-Career Pay$76,200
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees13%
13State SchoolBachelorsPublic$45,000$74,10054%7%

13Arkansas Tech University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$45,000
Mid-Career Pay$74,100
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees7%
14Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$35,900$72,000N/A3%

14Central Baptist College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$35,900
Mid-Career Pay$72,000
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
15Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$40,700$71,90050%33%

15Lyon College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$40,700
Mid-Career Pay$71,900
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees33%
16Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$37,100$70,500N/A16%

16Williams Baptist College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$37,100
Mid-Career Pay$70,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees16%
17Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$43,700$70,00055%16%

17University of the Ozarks
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,700
Mid-Career Pay$70,000
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees16%
18For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$40,800$63,30068%22%

18University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,800
Mid-Career Pay$63,300
% High Meaning68%
% STEM Degrees22%
19State SchoolBachelorsPublic$40,500$61,90057%9%

19University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,500
Mid-Career Pay$61,900
% High Meaning57%
% STEM Degrees9%
20Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$36,100$55,100N/A26%

20Philander Smith College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$36,100
Mid-Career Pay$55,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees26%
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Looking for the best college by alumni salary in Arkansas? PayScale has the data you need to compare colleges and find out which one will get you started on the road to a profitable career. Evaluating how much college graduates earn from a particular school can help you make a smarter decision choosing a college. The University of Arkansas’ main campus takes top honors for the Arkansas college with the highest-paid graduates, both for early career salaries and mid-career salaries, when you look at graduates whose highest degree was a bachelor’s degree. UA is the alma mater of John Daly, Sarah Caldwell and John Hennessey. The main campus of the University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is home to the Razorbacks. The Arkansas Hogs have a passionate fan base and excel in Division One football, basketball and baseball, and only a handful of other schools in the country have more national sports titles than the Razorbacks.


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