Fayetteville, Arkansas (AR) Colleges and Universities

There are six public and private not-for-profit schools within a 50-mile radius of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Discover statistics for multiple schools, such as populations and prices, to help you with your educational goals.

Learn about public and private non-profit schools in or near Fayetteville, Arkansas. This data, culled from the National Center for Education Statistics, looks at school sizes, graduation rates, and net costs.

Closest Schools to Fayetteville, Arkansas

There are five non-specialty schools within a 50-mile radius of downtown. Two of these institutions are less than 10 miles away, while the others are located further out. If you are interested in studying near Fayetteville, look into these schools:

  • University of Arkansas (located downtown)
  • Northwest Technical Institute (located 7.7 miles from downtown)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (located 21.6 miles from downtown)
  • John Brown University (located 23 miles from downtown)
  • University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (located 48.9 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Fayetteville, Arkansas

The aforementioned closest schools had student populations ranging from approximately 250 to 26,200 students for 2014-2015. Three of these schools are universities. If you are looking to study in a large school, investigate further into these options:

  • University of Arkansas (26,754 students; 22,159 undergraduates)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (7,744 students, all undergraduates)
  • University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (6,720 students; 6,714 undergraduates)
  • John Brown University (2,781 students; 2,126 undergraduates)
  • Northwest Technical Institute (186 students, all undergraduates)

Lowest Net Prices

The five non-specialty schools near downtown had net costs lower than $20,000 for 2014-2015. Three of the institutions had costs below the $10,000 mark. The NCES finds these prices by subtracting the average financial aid from the total program cost for full-time undergraduates.

  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College ($6,556)
  • University of Arkansas - Fort Smith ($7,447)
  • Northwest Technical Institute ($7,889)
  • University of Arkansas ($14,693)
  • John Brown University ($19,943)

Highest Graduation Rates

Three institutions near downtown Fayetteville had graduation rates at 60% or higher in 2015. These three schools are located within a 23-mile radius of downtown. The NCES calculates these percentages via the number of full-time undergraduates who graduate within 150% of the normal amount of time.

  • University of Arkansas (62% graduation rate)
  • John Brown University (62% graduation rate)
  • Northwest Technical Institute (60% graduation rate)
  • University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (23% graduation rate)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (13% graduation rate)

For those looking to study in or near Fayetteville, Arkansas, there are multiple options with large student populations, low net prices, and high graduation rates.

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