Arkansas contains nineteen schools that offer child development programs. Arkansas Tech University, the highest-ranking child development school in AR, has a total student population of 8,814 and is the 2155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 child development schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with Rich Mountain Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,017/yr.
Child Development students from Arkansas schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 3,870 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $25,570. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $35,620/yr and there are 1,290 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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