Little Rock, AR (population: 192,247) has two engineering schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 695. It is the 3777th highest ranked school in the USA and the 38th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Engineering students from Little Rock schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area alone, there are 60 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $69,050. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $61,070/yr and there are 4,030 employed.
Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 12 out of every 1000 jobs in Little Rock are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Little Rock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($22,599/yr) for engineering students, with University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the lowest, reported at only $13,005/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Little Rock|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||42.8 miles|