Social Work Degrees in Arkansas – AR

Pursuing a social work degree in Arkansas requires tenacity and commitment, but the educational resources are certainly there for anyone with the sufficient drive to succeed. Arkansas is home to thirty-three public colleges and seventeen private institutions, the majority of which offer the programs necessary to certify as a social worker in the state. Arkansas is not well known as a destination for out-of-state students, and while issues fewer than half the degrees of the national per-state average each year, its Bachelor's of Social Work programs are well suited to local students as they're driven by Arkansas specific certifying requirements.

Many students choose to accumulate credits towards their social work degree through distance learning programs. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCED) reports that more than 66% of universities nationwide offer distance education. Some students in Arkansas find that pursuing their education with on-line courses completed at their own pace is far less overwhelming than diving immediately into a full-time student lifestyle. A recent study performed by the NCED appears to support that notion. According to the study, a surprising 40% of students who abruptly begin a full-time, on-campus student lifestyle end up dropping out of college before finishing their degree program.

Disclaimer: Program outcomes vary according to each institution's specific curriculum, and employment opportunities are not guaranteed.

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