The complete guide to welding schools

Welding Schools in Arkansas

Welding Schools in Arkansas

Welding Schools in ArkansasResidents of Arkansas have many welding schools to choose from. Below is a list of these schools classified according to three types: trade schools and training centers, SENSE schools, and community colleges and universities. The last section presents the top 10 schools in the state.

A. Trade Schools and Training Centers

  • Arkansas Career Training Institute
  • Arkansas Welding Academy
  • Asu Searcy Regional Career Center
  • Cass Civilian Conservation Center
  • Elmore County Technical Center
  • Escambia Brewton Career Tech Center
  • Metropolitan Career Technical Center
  • Monticello Occupt’l Educ. Center
  • Sau Tech Welding School
  • Seacbec Vocational Technical School
  • T.L. Faulkner Career Technical Center
  • Texarkana Area Vocational

B. SENSE Schools

These are the schools adopting the American Welding Society’s SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) curriculum.

  • Arkansas Career Training Institute
  • Arkansas Valley Technical University
  • Arkansas Welding Academy
  • Cass Job Corp Center
  • Hot Springs Rehab Center
  • Mid-South Community College
  • Ouachita Job Corp Center
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • South Arkansas Community College
  • Systems Contracting
  • Texarkana Area Vocational
  • Uam College Of Technology
  • Westark Comm College

C. Colleges and Universities

These are the colleges and universities offering welding programs in Arkansas.

  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • Arkansas State Univ. Beebe
  • Arkansas State Univ. Mountain Home
  • Arkansas State Univ. Newport
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Black River Technical Coll.
  • Cossatot Comm. College – Univ. of Arkansas
  • College of the Ouachitas
  • Crowleys Ridge Technical Inst.
  • Mid South Community Coll.
  • National Park Comm. College
  • Northwest Technical Institute
  • North Arkansas College
  • Univ. of Arkansas Comm. Coll. Morrilton
  • Phillips Comm. College – Univ. of Arkansas
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • Southern Arkansas Univ. Tech
  • Southeast Arkansas College
  • South Arkansas Comm. College
  • University of Arkansas Comm. College Batesville
  • Univ. of Arkansas Comm. College Hope
  • Univ. of Arkansas at Monticello
  • Univ. of Arkansas Fort Smith

D. Top Colleges and Universities

Here are the top-rated colleges and universities offering welding technology programs as rated by American School Search. Below each school are data provided by the same site to help you decide which program to enroll in.

1. Univ. of Arkansas Fort Smith

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 62%
Graduation Rate: 18%
Tuition: $8,200 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

2. Arkansas Tech University

Welding Program Offered: 1-year certificate program
Student Retention: 68%
Graduation Rate: 44%
Tuition: $8,700 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

3. Pulaski Technical College

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 59%
Graduation Rate: 14%
Tuition: $4,200 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

4. Arkansas State Univ. Beebe

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., associate’s degree, 1-year certificate program
Student Retention: 59%
Graduation Rate: 39%
Tuition: $3,500 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

5. National Park Comm. College

Welding Program Offered: 1-year certificate program
Student Retention: 56%
Graduation Rate: 31%
Tuition: $4,900 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

6. Univ. of Arkansas at Monticello

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 42%
Graduation Rate: 29%
Tuition: $9,000 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: Yes

7. Black River Technical Coll

Welding Program Offered: 1-year certificate program
Student Retention: 59%
Graduation Rate: 36%
Tuition: $4,400 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

8. North Arkansas College

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 54%
Graduation Rate: 25%
Tuition: $3,800 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

9. Univ. of Arkansas Community. Coll. Morrilton

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 51%
Graduation Rate: 31%
Tuition: $3,600 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

Phillips Comm. College - Univ. of Arkansas10. Phillips Comm. College – Univ. of Arkansas

Welding Program Offered: Welding Technology, several-month cert., 1-year certificate
Student Retention: 53%
Graduation Rate: 30%
Tuition: $3,400 per year
Student Loan: FAFSA
Opportunities: On-campus part-time employment
On-Campus Housing: No

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