Arkansas contains one school that offers astronomy programs. University of Arkansas Main Campus has a total student population of 19,849 and is the 1075th highest ranked school in America.
Astronomy students from Arkansas schools who go on to become astronomers, astrophysicistss, lunar and planetary institute directors, national radio astronomy observatory directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,240 people working as astronomers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $102,740. Also, Atmospheric and space scientists make on average $85,160 per year and there are about 8,320 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the astronomy schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from astronomy, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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