Nursing Schools in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is home to 40 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 34 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Arkansas. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Arkansas

Best Value LPN Programs in Arkansas

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arkansas

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Arkansas. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Harding University

Harding University

Searcy, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,317
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.6%
RN Programs best-value score56.8

Harding University is the largest private university in Arkansas, with the main campus in Searcy and three satellite campuses throughout the state. The school was founded in 1924 and now includes 49 buildings on the main campus and a growing student body. 5,541 students were enrolled for the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Phillips Community College (PCCUA)

Phillips Community College (PCCUA)

Helena, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,142
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.6%
RN Programs best-value score99.2

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCC or PCCUA) is a two-year institution that is located in Helena, Arkansas. This is a community college that offers a large number of different degree programs and several certificate programs. Students can also choose to transfer ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
Arkansas Northeastern College

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,213
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score95.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,050
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.4%
RN Programs best-value score93.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,809
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
RN Programs best-value score81.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score80.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
Henderson State University

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,431
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
RN Programs best-value score60.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,966
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
RN Programs best-value score64.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
North Arkansas College

North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,891
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,005
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
RN Programs best-value score69.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,404
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
RN Programs best-value score71.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,420
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score70.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score71.8

Arkansas State University is a public research University established in 1909. The main campus is in Jonesboro, Arkansas and is the flagship campus of the ASU System – the second-largest university system in the state. It is also home to the largest library in the state, the Dean B. Ellis ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Arkansas at Monticello

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,260
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score77.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus

Ozark, AR
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,510
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
RN Programs best-value score76.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
National Park College

National Park College

Hot Springs, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,605
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.5%
RN Programs best-value score83.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
East Arkansas Community College

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,833
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
RN Programs best-value score96.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville

University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville

Batesville, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,953
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate79.9%
RN Programs best-value score92.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.0

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is a two-year community college with open enrollment. It is located in Batesville, Arkansas and is considered to be a small college. This school was originally established in 1991 as Gateway Technical College before being ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,398
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate73.8%
RN Programs best-value score41.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score51.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,205
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.4%
RN Programs best-value score90.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score90.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Mountain Home, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,243
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.4%
RN Programs best-value score74.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate79.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score75.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,333
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate70.4%
RN Programs best-value score68.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Southeast Arkansas College

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,739
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate53.6%
RN Programs best-value score84.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score88.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas - DeWitt Campus

Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas - DeWitt Campus

DeWitt, AR
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Black River Technical College

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,734
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
Northwest Technical Institute

Northwest Technical Institute

Springdale, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,625
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

Morrilton, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,173
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score97.7

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is a two-year college that is located in Morrilton, Arkansas. This community college was established in 1961 and it has a student population of over 2,000. UACCM is officially recognized and accredited by the Higher Learning ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Arkansas State University-Beebe

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Beebe, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,930
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
South Arkansas Community College

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,728
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
Southern Arkansas University Tech

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Camden, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,609
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score74.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,670
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Ozarka College

Ozarka College

Melbourne, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,716
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Forrest City, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,379
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute (CRTI) is located in Forrest City, Arkansas. It is a technical institute that offers various different certificate programs to its students. This is a small institute that is affiliated with East Arkansas Community College. It was founded in 1967 and has been ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,366
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
UA Rich Mountain Community College

UA Rich Mountain Community College

Mena, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,821
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.6

The University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain is a public two-year community college that is located in Mena, Arkansas. This school was established in 1973 and it has over 1,000 students enrolled. It has a 40-acre main campus that features several buildings such as a library, a ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
Arkansas State University-Newport

Arkansas State University-Newport

Newport, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,445
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

Hope, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,451
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,149

Programs offered

  • BSN
Arkansas Northeastern College at Burdette Center

Arkansas Northeastern College at Burdette Center

Burdette, AR
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arkansas's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Arkansas's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Arkansas Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 24,380 20.318 $28 $57,570
Nurse Anesthetists 350 0.291 $70 $145,610
Nurse Practitioners 1,830 1.527 $45 $94,270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,350 10.294 $18 $37,750
Nursing Assistants 18,040 15.029 $11 $23,320
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey