Have you ever wondered how much university alumni earn? Slightly curious about the yearly salaries Arkansas college grads are pulling in each year?
Arkansas college graduates earn over $25,000 each year. A study compiled the average earnings of college graduates from each undergrad (4 year) institution in Arkansas.
Students who graduate John Brown University, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Baptist College are bringing home yearly salaries over $40,000.
Institution and 1st year earnings
John Brown University $46,072
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $45,562
Central Baptist College $40,555
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) $33,956
University of Arkansas at Little Rock $33,239
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith $32,418
Arkansas Tech University $32,172
University of Arkansas at Monticello $31,524
Arkansas State University (Main Campus) $31,336
Harding University $31,262
University of Central Arkansas $30,896
Southern Arkansas University-Main Campus $30,172
Henderson State University $30,019
Philander Smith College $28,585
Arkansas Baptist College $28,255
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff $27,876
Ouachita Baptist University $27,868
University of the Ozarks $27,266
Williams Baptist College $27,085
Lyon College $26,383
Hendrix College $25,767
The average statewide earnings of Arkansas college grads total $32,784. If these salaries look paltry, it may be worthwhile to consider the cost of living in particular cities in Arkansas compared to those in other states.
Studies show that liberal arts degrees can earn the least. Graduates in Arkansas who become Dieticians earn among the lowest salaries in the state.
But engineering graduates, regardless of residence, earn more money than others. First year earnings are nearly $55,000 in Tennessee and exceed $117,000 in Texas.
In Arkansas, the lowest first year earnings of $19,808 belong to those in nutrition and dietician fields. The highest earnings went to those in the field of chemical engineering with first year earnings as high as $56,655.
Read the full report which rallies two-year technical colleges degrees. The report also proves that on average, graduates with technical degrees are earning more in their fields than bachelor's degrees holders.