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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Arkansas

Around 3.0% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. That means an estimated 2,230 teachers graduate from Arkansas' 37 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a teaching program is Harding University. Harding University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Searcy. In 2010, 138 students graduated from Harding University's teaching program. Students at Harding University paid $14,040 per year in tuition fees.

John Brown University, which is located in Siloam Springs, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 34 students graduated from John Brown University teaching program. Students at John Brown University paid $19,770 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a teaching program is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Jonesboro. 312 students graduated with degree in teaching from Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2010. Arkansas State University-Main Campus charged in-state students $6,640 in tuition fees per year.


Teaching schools in Arkansas, charge students an average tuition of $6,035 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,040 per year, or as little as $1,536 per year. In 2010, the following Arkansas teaching schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Hendrix College - located in Conway, students are charged $32,040 per year
  2. University of the Ozarks - located in Clarksville, students are charged $20,530 per year
  3. Ouachita Baptist University - located in Arkadelphia, students are charged $19,820 per year

The following Arkansas teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  2. Rich Mountain Community College - located in Mena, students are charged $1,632 per year
  3. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Arkansas pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 35,120 teacher working in Arkansas, including 660 english teachers, 2,170 primary school education administrators, and 710 education administrators. In Arkansas, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 8,530 teachers
  2. Benton County - 5,250 teachers
  3. Arkansas County - 4,430 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 31,470 teachers will be working in Arkansas. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 24%.


teachers in Arkansas make an average of $56,550 per year. However, Arkansas teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,110 per year to more than $156,950 per year in 2010. On average teacher earn the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Benton County - $63,820 per year
  2. Faulkner County - $56,474 per year
  3. Crawford County - $50,330 per year

The Arkansas counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Clay County - $45,730 per year
  2. Cleveland County - $46,540 per year
  3. Baxter County - $46,926 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Education Administrator - $86,340 per year
  2. Postsecondary Teacher - $82,180 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $74,600 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $43,220 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $37,810 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in teaching and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 12,410 $43,380 -0.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6,830 $45,210 17.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,490 $43,220 3.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,290 $82,180 -56.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,170 $74,600 0.5%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,620 $45,340 5.2%
Instructional Coordinators 1,150 $56,320 98.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020 $37,810 7.4%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,000 $44,890 40.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 710 $86,340 -36.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 710 $66,850 61.4%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 660 $50,570 88.6%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 620 $51,890 138.5%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $62,700 140.9%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 270 $62,650 35.0%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 270 $47,500 3.8%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $56,500 73.3%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 110 $59,950 266.7%

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