The Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs

Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs in Arkansas

At Best Online HBCUs, we provide comprehensive, unbiased information of the best online undergraduate and graduate degree programs at HBCUs across the United States and HBCUs in Arkansas. Arkansas has 53 degree-granting institutions. The state is home to 11 public, 4-year institutions, 22 public, 2-year institutions, 14 private non-profit, 4-year institutions, four private non-profit, 2-year institutions, one private for-profit, 2-year institution, and one private for-profit, 4-year institution. There were 139,236 undergraduate students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's degrees and 20,502 students enrolled in master's and doctoral degrees in fall 2018.

Of the 53 institutions, 4 are HBCUs. These 4 institutions enrolled 4,673 students: 4,567 in undergraduate programs and 106 in graduate programs. All of the Arkansas HBCUs are listed below. Take your time to discover more about each institution and what they can offer for your career objectives. Since we are focused on distance education, we have provided more details about the best online degree programs at those institutions.

Arkansas Baptist College

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College is an urban Historically Black College located in the historic Little Rock Central High District. The College is the only Baptist-affiliated Historically Black College west of the Mississippi and has a student population close to one thousand from all across the United States. Founded in 1884 as the Minister’s Institute, the College continues to be supported by the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention.

Arkansas Baptist College, originally named the Minister’s Institute, was founded in 1884 by the Colored Baptists of Arkansas during their annual convention at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Little Rock. The primary objective of the institute was to raise the educational level within the Negro Ministry.The secondary objective was to aid the state in making higher education available to young Negro men and women. Most of the College’s students were trained in the ministry.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

525

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

Philander Smith College

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Philander Smith College

Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is the result of the first attempt west of the Mississippi River to make education available to freedmen (former African American slaves). The forerunner of the college was Walden Seminary, named in honor of Dr. J.M. Walden, one of the originators and the first corresponding secretary of the Freedmen’s Aid Society.

Philander Smith College was chartered as a four-year college on March 3, 1883.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

1,000

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

19

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

Shorter College

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Shorter College

Shorter College is a private, faith-based, two-year liberal arts college located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Shorter College is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the only private, two-year HBCU in the nation. 

Shorter College’s open enrollment policy makes obtaining an associate’s level degree possible for any person having earned a high school diploma or GED completion from an accredited agency. Small, intimate classroom settings and an outstanding faculty create an enjoyable and supportive atmosphere for learning that empowers students to excel toward the pursuit of academic excellence.

Private Non-Profit, 2-Year

Sector

569

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

In 1873, State senator John Middleton Clayton sponsored a legislative act calling for the establishment of Branch Normal College, but it was not until 1875 that the state’s economic situation was secure enough to proceed with it. That year, Branch Normal was established as a branch of Arkansas Industrial University, now the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Its primary objective was educating black students to become teachers for the state’s black schools.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same – to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

2,473

 Undergraduate Enrollments

106

Graduate Enrollments

48

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

4

Online Graduate Enrollments

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