Nursing Schools in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is home to 41 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 36 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Arkansas.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Arkansas

Listed below are all nursing schools in Arkansas. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 41 nursing schools in the state of Arkansas.

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Harding University

Searcy, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate97.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,372

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

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate92.9%
Cost per annum$8,858

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.6%
Cost per annum$5,078

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

Helena, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,955

Programs offered

  • ADN

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,438

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,219

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.3%
Cost per annum$4,097

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,411

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,988

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate89.8%
Cost per annum$12,310

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
  • LPN

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,317

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

National Park College

Hot Springs, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate84.8%
Cost per annum$7,082

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,025

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,887

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,618

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

Batesville, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate78.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate79.0%
Cost per annum$5,598

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Mountain Home, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate75.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate81.8%
Cost per annum$11,339

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate74.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate88.7%
Cost per annum$22,700

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate70.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate86.6%
Cost per annum$6,855

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate70.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,428

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate57.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate85.6%
Cost per annum$6,550

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate56.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate56.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,840

Programs offered

  • BSN

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate99.2%
Cost per annum$5,993

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northwest Technical Institute

Springdale, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
Cost per annum$6,770

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Beebe, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate96.4%
Cost per annum$7,145

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

Morrilton, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate95.9%
Cost per annum$5,406

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.5%
Cost per annum$7,071

Programs offered

  • LPN

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Camden, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate91.1%
Cost per annum$12,929

Programs offered

  • LPN

Ozarka College

Melbourne, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate90.9%
Cost per annum$6,523

Programs offered

  • LPN

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Forrest City, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate89.3%
Cost per annum$3,262

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate89.0%
Cost per annum$9,028

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate88.7%
Cost per annum$5,035

Programs offered

  • LPN

Rich Mountain Community College

Mena, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate86.9%
Cost per annum$5,543

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arkansas State University-Newport

Newport, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate85.3%
Cost per annum$6,384

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

Hope, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate81.9%
Cost per annum$8,033

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN

CHI-St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arkansas Northeastern College at Burdette Center

Burdette, AR
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus

Ozark, AR
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas - DeWitt Campus

DeWitt, AR
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

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


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