Arkansas contains 20 schools that offer physician assistant programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 physician assistant schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home comes out as the most expensive ($14,991/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Arkansas schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 1,930 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $26,100. Physician assistants in this state earn $64,120/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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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