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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RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:University of ArkansasSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$52,500Mid-Career Pay:$98,000% High Meaning:49%% STEM Degrees:18%
Rank:2School Name:Hendrix CollegeSchool Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$48,100Mid-Career Pay:$90,300% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:33%
Rank:3School Name:University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,700Mid-Career Pay:$89,100% High Meaning:84%% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:4School Name:Harding UniversitySchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$49,200Mid-Career Pay:$88,600% High Meaning:47%% STEM Degrees:10%
Rank:5School Name:John Brown UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$47,000Mid-Career Pay:$82,700% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:6School Name:Arkansas State University-Main CampusSchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$44,600Mid-Career Pay:$81,400% High Meaning:52%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:7School Name:University of Arkansas at Little RockSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$45,600Mid-Career Pay:$80,800% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:13%
Rank:8School Name:Ouachita Baptist UniversitySchool Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$44,100Mid-Career Pay:$80,200% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:18%
Rank:9School Name:Southern Arkansas University Main CampusSchool Type:Engineering, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$42,800Mid-Career Pay:$80,100% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:53%
Rank:10School Name:Henderson State UniversitySchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$42,900Mid-Career Pay:$79,800% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:5%
Rank:10School Name:University of Central ArkansasSchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$44,900Mid-Career Pay:$79,800% High Meaning:52%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:12School Name:University of Arkansas at MonticelloSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$43,500Mid-Career Pay:$78,300% High Meaning:61%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:13School Name:Arkansas Tech UniversitySchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$45,000Mid-Career Pay:$76,900% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:14School Name:University of the OzarksSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$42,300Mid-Career Pay:$74,500% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:16%
Rank:15School Name:Lyon CollegeSchool Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$41,200Mid-Career Pay:$74,300% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:33%
Rank:16School Name:University of Arkansas-Fort SmithSchool Type:State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$40,700Mid-Career Pay:$71,100% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:17School Name:University of Arkansas at Pine BluffSchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$40,500Mid-Career Pay:$70,500% High Meaning:67%% STEM Degrees:22%
Rank:18School Name:Central Baptist CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$36,900Mid-Career Pay:$68,000% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:19School Name:Philander Smith CollegeSchool Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$34,600Mid-Career Pay:$61,200% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:26%

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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.