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Communications Schools In Arkansas

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 12 accredited communications schools in Arkansas. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


  1. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Arkansas

    Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Highway 425 South, Monticello, Arkansas 71656

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Henderson State University

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Ouachita Baptist University

    410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71998-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. University of the Ozarks

    415 N College Ave, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus

    10800 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211-3552

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Communications Employment

Arkansas 3,020
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Arkansas

3,440 3,290 3,310 3,020 3,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, the field of communications is shrinking. 420 less communications professionals were working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 12%. This decline is faster than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$35,827 $35,565 $35,135 $35,485 $36,688
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Arkansas. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $35,827 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,688 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Arkansas

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Thus, there was a 2% growth in communications professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Arkansas state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 187% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

In Arkansas, communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited communications schools in Arkansas state is increasing. In 2006 there were 144 communications graduates from communications courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 242 graduates.

This represents a 68% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. A majority of these graduates, or 83%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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