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Schools Offering Science Programs in Arkansas


Each year, roughly 3.0% of Arkansas students graduate with degrees in science. That means an estimated 2,225 science professionals graduate from Arkansas' 35 science schools each year.

Top Schools

Harding University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a science program. It is located in Searcy. 104 students graduated with a degree in science from Harding University in 2010. The tuition rate at Harding University was $14,040 per year.

John Brown University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a science program. It is located in Siloam Springs. 43 students graduated with degree in science from John Brown University in 2010. Tuition at John Brown University was $19,770 per year.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which is located in Jonesboro, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a science program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated 172 students from its science programs. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

Cost

Science schools in Arkansas, charge students an average tuition of $7,867 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,040 per year, or as little as $1,536 per year. In 2010, the 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. University of the Ozarks - located in Clarksville, students are charged $20,530 per year

The following Arkansas science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  2. Black River Technical College - located in Pocahontas, students are charged $1,968 per year
  3. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas - located in Helena, students are charged $2,150 per year

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

science graduates in Arkansas can go into a variety of professions such as biology professor, science professor, chemist, animal scientist, and clinical research scientist. If you decide to work as a science professional in Arkansas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,710 Arkansas science professional as of 2010. This number includes 320 environmental scientists, 450 biology professors, and 2,290 science professors. The largest populations of Arkansas science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 1,600 science professionals
  2. Cleburne County - 410 science professionals
  3. Benton County - 260 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Arkansas will grow to 1,460. This would require a 15% growth in the field.

Salary

science professionals in Arkansas earn $63,495 per year on average. However, Arkansas science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,590 per year to more than $121,320 per year in 2010. The following counties in Arkansas have the highest average salaries for science professionals:

  1. Cleveland County - $75,320 per year
  2. Benton County - $67,190 per year
  3. Faulkner County - $55,725 per year

The following counties in Arkansas have the lowest average salaries for science professional:

  1. Cleburne County - $47,513 per year
  2. Arkansas County - $53,747 per year
  3. Faulkner County - $55,725 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Science Professor - $82,180 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $67,300 per year
  3. Chemist - $66,990 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Animal Scientist - $54,910 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $50,080 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,290 $82,180 -56.0%
2
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 450 $59,510 221.4%
3
Chemists 340 $66,990 -52.1%
4
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 320 $50,080 -11.1%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 240 $67,300
6
Animal Scientists 70 $54,910
 

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