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Counseling Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 10 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The trends in Arkansas' counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in counseling includes counseling 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 Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

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

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. John Brown University

    2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

    100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Counseling Employment

Arkansas 3,960
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Arkansas

3,570 4,140 4,390 4,240 3,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, the field of counseling is growing. 150 more counseling professionals were working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has grown by 4% in Arkansas. This is faster than the trend for counseling professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$46,110 $42,333 $43,153 $46,562 $48,786
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in Arkansas. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $46,110 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,786 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling. The pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 124%

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of counseling professionals is increasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited counseling schools in Arkansas state is also increasing. In 2006, 330 students graduated from counseling courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 458 students graduated.

Thus there was a 39% percent increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. 72% of these graduates received a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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