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Sports Management Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 4 accredited schools where sports management classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of sports management and sports management training in Arkansas, which includes sports management training at the following levels:


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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  2. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

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  4. John Brown University

    2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

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Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Sports Management Employment

Arkansas 1,740
National 342,960

Of all of the sports management professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Sports management professionals In Arkansas

2,510 3,090 2,590 2,430 1,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, sports management is a shrinking field. 770 less sports management professionals were working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of sports management has shrunk by 31% in Arkansas. This decline is faster than the national trend for sports management professionals which shows a 5% increase in the number of sports management professionals working around the nation.

Sports Management VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$72,150 $72,230 $84,000 $82,260 $95,790
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sports Management
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sports management professionals is increasing in Arkansas. In 2006 sports management professionals made a mean salary of $72,150 per year, and in 2010 they made $95,790 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sports management professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 25%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arkansas state, within the field of sports management, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid sports management professionals earn 256% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Sports management professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Business Administration
Business Management
Sports Management

Sports management professionals in Arkansas earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sports Management programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited sports management schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006 there were 34 sports management graduates from sports management courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 48 graduates.

Thus there was a 41% percent increase in the number of sports management school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned a bachelor's degree in sports management.

Sports Management Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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