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So you're from Fort Smith, AR?

Fortunately for you, Fort Smith, AR offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Fort Smith College and University Demographics

Fort Smith's 4 colleges and universities offer a total of 48 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from computer installation and repair technology/technician to legal assistant/paralegal to drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general.

The top-ranked school in Fort Smith is Academy of Salon and Spa, with a nationwide rank of 66th in 2010. The school has approximately 81 students. Approximately 86% of students studying at Academy of Salon and Spa choose to study Beauty, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Fort Smith colleges and universities is $1,230 per year. In Fort Smith, tuition rates can vary from $4,918 per year to $4,918 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Financial Aid

An estimated $21,886,819 in financial aid was received by students at Fort Smith colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $21,482,952 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $13,098,374, which was given by University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Fort Smith Student Demographics

Fort Smith schools had an enrollment of 7,491 students in 2010. This is 4% of the total number of Arkansas college students. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, with 7,335 students, had the highest number of students in Fort Smith, while Askins Vo-Tech, with only 35 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Fort Smith schools, 72 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 50% of students eventually graduate. Academy of Salon and Spa has the highest graduation rate in Fort Smith, with 85% of students graduating. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has the lowest rate, with 18% graduating.

Diversity

Fort Smith schools have a student population that is approximately 59% female. 33% of Fort Smith college students are older than 24 years. For every 100 Fort Smith college students, 19 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Fort Smith school with the highest percentage of minority students was Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith, with 47% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Fort Smith Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 1,137 faculty employed by Fort Smith colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 48% were female. 17% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 8 for colleges and universities in Fort Smith. Arkansas Beauty College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Fort Smith.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
2 miles from location University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith AR 20.0915 64% 7,335
0 miles from location Academy of Salon and Spa Fort Smith AR 33.2378 n/a 81
0 miles from location Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith Fort Smith AR 19.2487 n/a 40
4 miles from location Askins Vo-Tech Fort Smith AR 1.18465 n/a 35
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Fort Smith, AR to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 3,310 $22,220 $25,000 -2.1%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 2,170 $22,880 $28,240 -12.5%
3
Registered Nurses+ 1,990 $49,430 $67,720 9.3%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 1,760 $19,350 $25,140 6.7%
5
General and Operations Managers+ 1,540 $89,830 $113,100 18.5%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 1,530 $26,110 $32,000 15.9%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 1,510 $29,090 $35,340 -9.6%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,450 $42,230 $54,330 -4.0%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 1,280 $31,820 $39,890 15.3%
10
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 1,200 $32,450 $41,360 16.5%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 1,120 $39,380 $50,770 6.7%
12
Cooks, Fast Food+ 1,060 $17,410 $18,540 17.8%
13
Construction Laborers+ 910 $23,130 $33,590 89.6%
14
Home Health Aides+ 770 $18,890 $21,760 22.2%
15
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 700 $18,650 $24,180 -22.2%
16
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 690 $32,540 $55,620 25.5%
17
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 620 $34,870 $45,860 12.7%
18
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 610 $50,070 $62,260 27.1%
19
Cooks, Restaurant+ 600 $19,040 $23,260 46.3%
20
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 570 $43,070 $54,880 18.8%
21
Security Guards+ 560 $19,400 $26,870 5.7%
22
Accountants and Auditors+ 530 $49,360 $68,960 -3.6%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 440 $34,890 $38,200 -10.2%
24
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 390 $37,570 $50,360 14.7%
25
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 360 $26,190 $33,270 -26.5%
26
Electricians+ 350 $41,040 $51,810 -14.6%
27
Financial Managers+ 320 $80,360 $116,970 45.5%
28
Pharmacy Technicians+ 280 $23,560 $29,330 21.7%
29
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 280 $32,010 $42,250 -12.5%
30
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education+ 280 $41,300 $51,550 16.7%
31
Administrative Services Managers+ 270 $61,040 $84,390 22.7%
32
Carpenters+ 260 $32,910 $43,890 -29.7%
33
Lawyers+ 260 $84,590 $129,440
34
Medical Secretaries+ 260 $24,540 $31,820 116.7%
35
Loan Officers+ 260 $56,020 $65,900 -18.8%
36
Dental Assistants+ 250 $26,320 $34,140 38.9%
37
Industrial Production Managers+ 240 $85,910 $95,660 84.6%
38
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 230 $75,220 $89,990 0.0%
39
Chief Executives+ 210 $131,890 $173,350 -4.5%
40
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 200 $85,590 $93,670 100.0%
41
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians+ 200 $28,560 $35,010 53.8%
42
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 200 $26,360 $30,100 -9.1%
43
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 200 $28,660 $29,200 -28.6%
44
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 200 $223,160 $180,870
45
Healthcare Social Workers+ 190 $42,000 $49,200 533.3%
46
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 190 $24,940 $26,510 46.2%
47
Construction Managers+ 190 $70,700 $94,240 137.5%
48
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks+ 190 $31,390 $37,070 -34.5%
49
Food Service Managers+ 180 $44,140 $52,220 0.0%
50
Sales Managers+ 180 $79,800 $114,110 20.0%