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Arkansas

State Leaders

State education policy officials include the following:

Brett Powell, Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Donald R. Bobbitt, President, University of Arkansas System
Dr. Charles L. (Chuck) Welch, President, Arkansas State University

Policy Highlights

State Attainment Goal: Increase current attainment rate of 43.4% to 60% by 2025. By 2020, increase number of postsecondary credentials by over 40% over 2013-14 academic year levels. Learn more about how states can “Set An Attainment Goal.” Also, find out more about Arkansas’s attainment goal and see other states’ attainment goals.

When Arkansas created its merit-based scholarship program, lawmakers set aside 15 percent (later increased to 20 percent) for nontraditional students. Read more about how states Re-enroll Adults with Some College and No Degree.

Stronger Nation State Attainment Data

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