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Schools Offering English Programs in Arkansas

Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Arkansas receive English degrees every year. That means an estimated 452 english professionals graduate from Arkansas' 18 English schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas with a English program is Harding University, which is located in Searcy. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, 16 students graduated from Harding University's English program. Tuition 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 English program. It is located in Siloam Springs. 8 students graduated with degree in English from John Brown University in 2010. The tuition rate 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 English program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 31 students graduated from Arkansas State University-Main Campus English program. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Arkansas' English schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,522 per year, though tuition can range from $32,040 per year to $4,804 per year. The Arkansas English schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 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 lowest tuition rates at Arkansas English schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Arkansas Tech University - located in Russellville, students are charged $4,804 per year
  2. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith - located in Fort Smith, students are charged $4,918 per year
  3. University of Arkansas at Monticello - located in Monticello, students are charged $4,990 per year

An English degree from an Arkansas school... what next?

The largest populations of Arkansas english professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 390 english professionals
  2. Cleveland County - 150 english professionals
  3. Clay County - 110 english professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of english professionals in the state of Arkansas will grow to 1,680. This would require a 11% growth in the field.


On average, english professionals earn a salary of $48,003 per year in Arkansas state. But, salaries for english professional can vary. In 2010, english professional made as little as less than $20,980 per year or as much as more than $100,020 per year in Arkansas. On average english professional earn the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Benton County - $61,820 per year
  2. Faulkner County - $52,987 per year
  3. Cleveland County - $46,190 per year

English professionals in the following counties in Arkansas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Clay County - $33,360 per year
  2. Arkansas County - $45,110 per year
  3. Cleveland County - $46,190 per year

On average, the highest paid english professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Creative Writer - $53,460 per year
  2. Technical Writer - $45,660 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $44,890 per year

On average, the lowest paid english professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Technical Writer - $45,660 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,890 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Arkansas
  • Master's Degree in English in Arkansas
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,000 $44,890 40.8%
Technical Writers 130 $45,660 -40.9%
Writers and Authors 110 $53,460 10.0%

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