Arkansas contains four schools that offer occupational therapy programs. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock, the highest-ranking occupational therapy school in AR, has a total student population of 1,022 and is the 1356th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 occupational therapy schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr), with South Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,743/yr.
Occupational Therapy students from Arkansas schools who go on to become occupational therapists, therapists, occupational therapy assistants, counseling psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 97,840 people working as occupational therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,680. Also, Occupational therapist assistants make on average $50,830 per year and there are about 26,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 130 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average yearly salary of $49,850. Occupational therapists in this state earn $76,260/yr and there are 840 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy, 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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