Because Arkansas was historically not known for its collegiate prowess, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education has been committed to increasing academic excellence. Arkansas is funding additional needs-based scholarships, they have also regulated tuition rates, and also have strategically placed campuses throughout Arkansas to ensure there is a school within 30 miles from every home in the state. The changes have promoted higher college graduation rates at one of the 40+ schools now in Arkansas. Whether state operated or a for-profit school, the schools collectively feature a wide range of courses to choose from. In case you feel you’re lacking time to enroll school full time due to your restricted weekly schedule, most of Arkansas’ schools offer a large portion of their programs via the web. By simply enrolling in a web-based course, you’ll be able to keep your weekly schedule while finishing the coursework when it is most convenient for you. It is often said that the first step is the hardest one to take. So begin the process right now by searching for a school that will actually fit your needs.