Public Administration in Arkansas
Arkansas is a mid sized state in both size and population, ranking 29th in area and 32nd in population. Its capital city is Little Rock, which is a reasonably well-sized city, home to nearly 700,000 people in the metropolitan area.
The Governor of Arkansas is Democrat Mike Beebe, whiel the Lieutenant Governor is Republican Mark Darr. The most famous native Arkansasan is former President Bill Clinton, who was born in Hope, Arkansas. Clinton was the Govenor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992. Prior to that he was the Attorney General of Arkansas, and of course after leaving office as Governor he was the President of the United States from 1993 through 2001.
Other famous Arkansans include professional poker player Amarillo Slim, American Idol winner Kris Allen, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and professional golfer John Daly.
Schools in Arkansas that Offer a Master of Public Administration
Three colleges in Arkansas offer a program that awards a Master of Public Administration and two of them are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The accredited programs are at Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville offers a program, but it is not accredited.
Arkansas State University is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas and was established in 1909 as a public university. There are approximately 15,000 students, including 2,000-plus postgraduate students. The Red Wolves play in the Sun Belt Conference, and some of the schools famous alumni include Mike Beebe, NFL player Fred Barnett and singer Phillip Sweet.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a public university that was established in 1927 and has more than 13,000 students. The school trumpets its location in the largest city in the state as providing students access to leaders in government and business within the state. There are more than 10 degrees and 60 graduate programs offered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
While the University of Arkansas’s main campus in Fayetteville does not offer an accredited program, it is still a large reputable school that’s been around since 1871. There are about 25,000 students at the University of Arkansas, more than 4,000 of which are postgraduates. The University of Arkansas has major sports programs, as the Razorbacks play in the Southeastern Conference.