While Arkansas doesn't have as many psychology schools as states like New York, per capita there are more psychology schools in Arkansas than most other states in the nation. Arkansas offers 19 accredited psychology programs–a pretty impressive figure considering there are only 3 million people in the entire state. Most of Arkansas's 19 psychology programs offer bachelor's and master's degrees. The only school in the state to offer a Ph.D. in psychology is the University of Central Arkansas (which specializes in school psychology).
Arkansas is also a great place to earn a psychology degree–it's very pro education. Through the Arkansas Academic Challenge program, special grants, and other scholarship opportunities students can easily find a way to finance their psychology education. Best of all, Arkansas is one of the most affordable states in the nation. A low cost of living and a strong job market is a great combination for those looking to get a psychology education or launch a career in psychology once they've graduated.
Career opportunities within the field of psychology and behavioral science abound in Arkansas. The health care industry is growing and trained psychologists are employed in a variety of capacities in just about every major population center statewide, including Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock.
The average salary for psychologists working in Arkansas ranges from $70,000 to $110,000 a year. While this may not seem like a ton you have to consider that the cost of living in Arkansas is quite low. A salary of $80,000 a year is like earning $130,000 a year in New York City.
Below you can explore accredited Arkansas psychology schools, colleges, and universities offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in psychology.
|Arkansas State University – State University, AR|
|Central Baptist College – Conway, AR|
|Harding University – Searcy, AR|
|Henderson State University – Arkadelphia, AR|
|Hendrix College – Conway, AR|
|John Brown University – Siloam Springs, AR|
|Lyon College – Batesville, AR|
|Ouachita Baptist University – Arkadelphia, AR|
|Philander Smith College – Little Rock, AR|
|Southern Arkansas University – Magnolia, AR|
|University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, AR|
|University of Arkansas at Monticello – Monticello, AR|
|University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff – Pine Bluff, AR|
|University of Arkansas-Fort Smith – Fort Smith, AR|
|University of Central Arkansas – Conway, AR|
|University of the Ozarks – Clarksville, AR|
|Williams Baptist College – Walnut Ridge, AR|