PUTTING OUR EDUCATION TO WORK

PUTTING OUR EDUCATION TO WORK

The Arkansas Future grant, or ArFuture, is just one of the steps Governor Hutchinson has taken to ensure access to higher education and opportunities for success for all.

With student to teacher-ratios and plenty of options for students pursuing careers in fields like STEM and Business, Arkansas is a beautiful place to learn and grow for every student. The Sam M. Walton College of Business is among the top 25 undergraduate business schools, ranked in the top fifty graduate business schools nationally. The Arkansas STEM Coalition is partnered with over 45 schools, universities, and businesses to provide access to grants and other resources that expand STEM education opportunities to Arkansas students and every level.

The complete list of Colleges and Universities in Arkansas can be found on the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website.

UTeach System at Arkansas Universities

Innovative teacher preparation program increasing the number of certified STEM teacher graduates.

The UTeach Institute partners with 39 universities to implement UTeach programs across 19 states nationwide. Three of these universities, all of which began implementation in Fall 2012, are located in Arkansas: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Central Arkansas.

These universities have a program enrollment of 318 students statewide and have produced 3 graduates in the Spring of 2014. Graduates of these programs are projected to teach approximately 110,000 secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students by 2020.