Accounting Schools in Arkansas

Arkansas Accounting Schools

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy101 East Capitol – Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 85007
Phone: 501-682-1520
Fax: 501-682-5538
Email: [email protected]

The state of Arkansas has many public universities that offer accounting programs, as well as a few private institutions with undergraduate and graduate accounting programs.

Accounting programs in Arkansas include a bachelor’s degrees in accounting, a masters degree in accounting, and sometimes a doctorate program in accounting.

Some universities also provide immense research opportunities, including regular research colloquium from professors, graduate students, and visiting scholars.

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Arkansas are heavily geared toward preparing students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examinations.

Total Accounting Schools: 36
Total Accounting Students: 16,574
Average Tuition: $7,761
Average Scholarship Package: $4,458
Average Grant Amount: $7,376
Average Classroom Size: 23 Students
Online Accounting Programs: 29
Average Online Tuition: $6,107
Online Undergraduate Programs: 28
Online Graduate Programs: 12
Top Accounting Schools:Hendrix College
Lyon College
University of Arkansas
Largest Accounting School:University of Arkansas
• 4,574 Students Currently Attending
Cheapest Accounting School:Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute
• $1,350 Annual Tuition Charges
School With Largest Financial Aid Packages:Hendrix College
• $20,905 Average Financial Aid Award

Salary and Job Outlook for Accountants in Arkansas

Arkansas’ accountants earned an average salary of $63,220 as of May 2020. Top earners (90th percentile) in this profession, which represent those with master’s in accounting degrees, senior-level roles and titles and, more often than not, the esteemed CPA designation, earned about $107,030. Accountants in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (AR-MO) metro area were among the highest paid in the state during this time, earning an average salary of $71,420 and a top salary of $130,680. Note that these statistics reveal only base salaries and not the salary incentives that are commonplace in this profession, usually among those in executive-level roles.

Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountants in Arkansas is projected to increase by 13% — that’s more than three times the projected national growth rate in this profession during this time. During this ten-year period leading to 2028, the state expects to see about 980 job openings annually due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover.

May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market data for accountants and auditors represents state data, not school-specific information.

Job growth projections for 2018-2028 sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database represents state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data Accessed May 2021.