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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Arkansas


Around 0.1% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from computer science degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 38 computer science professionals graduate from Arkansas' 8 computer science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas with a computer science program is Harding University, which is located in Searcy. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, Harding University graduated 10 students from its computer science program. The tuition rate at Harding University was $14,040 per year.

John Brown University, which is located in Siloam Springs, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1 students graduated from John Brown University computer science program. Students at John Brown University paid $19,770 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a computer science program is Lyon College. Lyon College, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Batesville. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Lyon College computer science program. Tuition at Lyon College was $21,324 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arkansas' computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,828 per year, though tuition can range from $32,040 per year to $3,270 per year. In 2010, the computer science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. Hendrix College - located in Conway, students are charged $32,040 per year
  2. Lyon College - located in Batesville, students are charged $21,324 per year
  3. Ouachita Baptist University - located in Arkadelphia, students are charged $19,820 per year

The following Arkansas computer science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southern Arkansas University Tech - located in Camden, students are charged $3,270 per year
  2. University of Central Arkansas - located in Conway, students are charged $6,908 per year
  3. Philander Smith College - located in Little Rock, students are charged $9,450 per year

A computer science degree from an Arkansas school... what next?

The Arkansas counties with the largest populations of computer science professional are:

  1. Benton County - 1,190 computer science professionals
  2. Faulkner County - 880 computer science professionals
  3. Arkansas County - 120 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 2,460 computer science professionals will be working in Arkansas. This would require the number of computer science professional to shrink by -9%.

Salary

computer science professionals in Arkansas earn $63,860 per year on average. However, Arkansas computer science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,290 per year to more than $157,990 per year in 2010. The counties in Arkansas with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Crawford County - $100,080 per year
  2. Benton County - $73,255 per year
  3. Faulkner County - $67,087 per year

On average, computer science professionals earn the least in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Craighead County - $30,590 per year
  2. Arkansas County - $49,170 per year
  3. Cleburne County - $49,760 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $98,880 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $62,650 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $30,050 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $62,650 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $30,050 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in computer science in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Arkansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Arkansas
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Computer Science in Arkansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,364 miles from location University of Central Arkansas Conway AR 28.4857 62% 11,781
6,322 miles from location Harding University Searcy AR 67.3519 67% 6,484
6,479 miles from location John Brown University Siloam Springs AR 66.9948 50% 2,073
6,388 miles from location Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden AR 20.378 n/a 2,007
6,363 miles from location Hendrix College Conway AR 30.0614 32% 1,463
6,400 miles from location Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia AR 26.6574 38% 1,447
6,355 miles from location Philander Smith College Little Rock AR 43.1576 13% 668
6,316 miles from location Lyon College Batesville AR 55.5473 19% 614
 

Curious what studying Computer Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arkansas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer Operators + 1,250 $30,050 33.0%
2
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 1,220 $98,880 8.0%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 270 $62,650 35.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are computer science related jobs in Arkansas