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EDsmart Names 2020's Best Colleges & Universities in Arkansas

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Updated 10:35 AM CDT, Tue, September 10,2019, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released the 2019-2020 edition of the Best Colleges & Universities in Arkansas.

Draper, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2019 -- EDsmart's ranking of the best colleges & universities in Arkansas is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based primarily on affordability, while also considering factors such as graduation and retention rates and post-graduation salaries according to NCES College Navigator reporting and post-graduation salaries according to College Scorecard.

"It is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond," said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. "Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education."

"The Best Colleges in Arkansas rankings allow students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals," said EDsmart's spokesperson. "Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation salaries."

The EDsmart 2020 ranking for the Best Colleges & Universities in Arkansas ranks the University of Arkansas #1 as the best college in Arkansas with Ouachita Baptist University and Harding University following.

The complete alphabetical rankings are as follows:

Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas Northeastern College
Arkansas State University Mid-South
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Arkansas Tech University
Black River Technical College
Bryan University
Central Baptist College
College of the Ouachitas
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge College
East Arkansas Community College
Harding University
Henderson State University
Lyon College
National Park College
North Arkansas College
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Ouachita Baptist University
Ozarka College
Philander Smith College
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
South Arkansas Community College
Southeast Arkansas College
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Southern Arkansas University Tech
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
University of Central Arkansas
University of the Ozarks
Williams Baptist University

University and student response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.

The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, U.S. Department of Higher Education, College Scorecard, school websites, and other reputable sources.

The rankings have been published at

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EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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