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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Arkansas

Around 1.3% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 944 licensed practical nurses graduate from Arkansas' 25 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a LPN program is Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Little Rock. In 2010, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock graduated 117 students from its LPN program. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock charged in-state students $7,340 in tuition fees per year.

Northwest Technical Institute, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a LPN program. It is located in Springdale. In 2010, Northwest Technical Institute graduated 37 students from its LPN program. The tuition rate at Northwest Technical Institute was $2,321 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a LPN program is Arkansas Tech University. Arkansas Tech University, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Russellville. Students at Arkansas Tech University paid $4,804 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Arkansas LPN school, average tuition will be $2,723 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,350 per year to $7,340 per year. In 2010, the LPN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $7,340 per year
  2. University of Arkansas at Monticello - located in Monticello, students are charged $4,990 per year
  3. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith - located in Fort Smith, students are charged $4,918 per year

The following Arkansas LPN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute - located in Forrest City, students are charged $1,350 per year
  2. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  3. Rich Mountain Community College - located in Mena, students are charged $1,632 per year

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

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Arkansas pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. 12,010 licensed practical nurses were working in Arkansas in 2010. In Arkansas, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 3,050 licensed practical nurses
  2. Arkansas County - 1,660 licensed practical nurses
  3. Clay County - 1,360 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 14,110 licensed practical nurses will be working in Arkansas state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 13%.


A licensed practical nurse in Arkansas makes an average of $34,280 per year. But, salaries for licensed practical nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed practical nurses made as little as less than $24,290 per year or as much as more than $52,640 per year in Arkansas. The counties in Arkansas with the highest average salary for a licensed practical nurse are:

  1. Benton County - $39,120 per year
  2. Faulkner County - $37,960 per year
  3. Garland County - $34,670 per year

The following counties in Arkansas have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Cleveland County - $30,380 per year
  2. Clay County - $30,760 per year
  3. Cleburne County - $31,590 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,010 $34,280 -2.7%

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