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Bookkeeping in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in Arkansas

Around 0.1% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from bookkeeping certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 68 bookkeeping clerks graduate from Arkansas' 11 bookkeeping schools each year.

Top Schools

Southeast Arkansas College, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Pine Bluff. 12 students graduated with a certificate in bookkeeping from Southeast Arkansas College in 2010. Students at Southeast Arkansas College paid $2,760 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas with a bookkeeping program is Arkansas State University-Beebe, which is located in Beebe. In 2010, it was ranked 82nd nationwide. 0 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from Arkansas State University-Beebe in 2010. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Beebe was $2,160 per year.

Ozarka College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Melbourne. Ozarka College charged in-state students $2,186 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Arkansas bookkeeping school, average tuition will be $2,261 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,780 per year to $2,840 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas bookkeeping schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pulaski Technical College - located in North Little Rock, students are charged $2,840 per year
  2. Southeast Arkansas College - located in Pine Bluff, students are charged $2,760 per year
  3. National Park Community College - located in Hot Springs National Park, students are charged $2,718 per year

The bookkeeping schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas - located in De Queen, students are charged $1,780 per year
  2. South Arkansas Community College - located in El Dorado, students are charged $1,868 per year
  3. University of Arkansas Community College-Hope - located in Hope, students are charged $1,943 per year

A bookkeeping certificate from an Arkansas school... what next?

The highest percentage of bookkeeping graduates in Arkansas pursue careers as a bookkeeping clerk. 14,490 bookkeeping clerks were working in Arkansas in 2010. The Arkansas counties with the largest populations of bookkeeping clerks are:

  1. Faulkner County - 4,750 bookkeeping clerks
  2. Benton County - 2,660 bookkeeping clerks
  3. Crawford County - 1,510 bookkeeping clerks

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of bookkeeping clerks in the state of Arkansas will grow to 22,470. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.


On average, bookkeeping clerks earn $30,400 per year. In 2010, however, some Arkansas bookkeeping clerks earned as little as less than $16,070 per year or as much as more than $50,430 per year. A bookkeeping clerk in the following Arkansas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Faulkner County - $32,410 per year
  2. Benton County - $31,330 per year
  3. Cleburne County - $29,510 per year

The following counties in Arkansas have the lowest average salaries for bookkeeping clerks:

  1. Baxter County - $26,510 per year
  2. Clay County - $27,200 per year
  3. Garland County - $27,840 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Bookkeeping in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 14,490 $30,400 -18.0%
Billing and Posting Clerks 3,700 $28,410 -14.4%

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