Arkansas contains three schools that offer retail programs. Arkansas State University-Beebe, the highest-ranking retail school in AR, has a total student population of 4,491 and is the 4342nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 retail schools in Arkansas, none have 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 Arkansas Northeastern College as the lowest recorded at only $6,552/yr.
Retail students from Arkansas schools who go on to become retail workers, retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 4,209,500 people working as retail salespersons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,630. Also, Sales and related employees make on average $36,020 per year and there are about 13,715,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 112,580 employed sales and related employees earning an average yearly salary of $29,100. Retail salespersons in this state earn $21,920/yr and there are 34,930 employed.
Also, within the retail schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from retail, 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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