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Psychology in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Arkansas

Approximately 0.8% of graduates in of Arkansas receive psychology degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 615 psychology professionals graduate from Arkansas' 20 psychology schools.

Top Schools

Harding University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a psychology program. It is located in Searcy. In 2010, Harding University graduated 30 students from its psychology program. The tuition rate at Harding University was $14,040 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas with a psychology program is John Brown University, which is located in Siloam Springs. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, John Brown University graduated 19 students from its psychology program. Students at John Brown University paid $19,770 per year in tuition fees.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which is located in Jonesboro, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated 45 students from its psychology programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $6,640 in tuition fees per year.


Psychology schools in Arkansas, charge students an average tuition of $11,390 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,040 per year, or as little as $4,804 per year. In 2010, the psychology 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 lowest tuition rates at Arkansas psychology 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

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

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

  1. Faulkner County - 200 psychology professionals
  2. Crawford County - 60 psychology professionals
  3. Benton County - 50 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of psychology professionals is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,520 psychology professionals working in the Arkansas then.


On average, psychology professionals earn a salary of $79,140 per year in Arkansas state. But, salaries for psychology professional can vary. In 2010, psychology professional made as little as less than $27,310 per year or as much as more than $131,790 per year in Arkansas. On average psychology professional earn the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Clay County - $84,080 per year
  2. Benton County - $73,570 per year
  3. Faulkner County - $66,410 per year

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

  1. Cleburne County - $45,940 per year
  2. Baxter County - $48,180 per year
  3. Crawford County - $62,330 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $89,210 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $69,070 per year

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

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $89,210 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $69,070 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 510 $69,070 -10.5%
Psychologists, All Other 140 $89,210 40.0%

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