Arkansas Welding Academy
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Arkansas Welding Academy is in a large suburb with more than 250,000 residents. It is in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR area.
Address
1920 North Redmond Road
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Welding Technology/Welder
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Programs
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Welding Technology/Welder
Award Levels
0-1 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Arkansas Welding Academy is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Arkansas Welding Academy holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school.
Accreditation History
Council on Occupational Education (Accredited February 1, 2016 - present)
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for December 31, 2022.
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Arkansas Welding Academy has no full-time faculty. Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
All students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
100%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Arkansas Welding Academy has 43 students.
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Graduation Rate
All undergraduate students are full-time. All full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
100%
Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect the percentage of full-time first-time students who graduate with a 2-year degree or certificate within 3 years.
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student race/origin
Arkansas Welding Academy reports that 20% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Arkansas Welding Academy students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
Arkansas Welding Academy is a single-sex institution.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Arkansas Welding Academy offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Arkansas Welding Academy cannot offer federal student loans
We do not have data on loan repayments for this school. Although students can receive federal student loans through Arkansas Welding Academy, it seems that very few students typically require loans. In the most recent reporting year, only 55% of full-time freshmen took out federal loans.
Context: Need met for degree-seeking undergraduate students
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This school provides only limited data on graduation rates and loan repayment. You might want to reach out to the school to see if they can provide evidence of student success. This school is a private for-profit institution. There are many good for-profit schools, but there are also many that are predatory. There are laws requiring the reporting of graduation rates and student loan repayment history to help to warn you if there may be problems. However, newer schools may not yet have that data and it's difficult for potential students to know if they will be safe.
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Arkansas Welding Academy

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Arkansas Welding Academy
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Arkansas Welding Academy has 100% full-time instructors, and 89% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Arkansas Welding Academy, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
100%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Arkansas Welding Academy last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

0-1 Year Certificate
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Arkansas Welding Academy with that of the current context group.
7%80%13%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAsianAmerican IndianMultiracialNot ReportedInternationalBlackHispanicWhite
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Choose another way to view age at Arkansas Welding Academy
Age in context
Age over time
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Arkansas Welding Academy.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Arkansas Welding Academy.
93%7%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Programs Offered
Welding Technology/Welder
A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards

Note: The name and definition of this program are based on Department of Education CIP code descriptions, which ensures uniform reporting across schools in the US. Please check this school's website for detailed program information and their specific course descriptions.

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By Race/Origin
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Completions in Welding Technology/Welder by award level
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0-1 Year Certificate

Recently College Scorecard released data on starting salaries and cumulative federal student debt for each school/program combination with sufficient graduates to allow for privacy concerns with data releases. Shown in the box plots below are data for all schools offering precision metal working (which may contain several related fields) by award level. If a value is reported for Arkansas Welding Academy, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000$50,000Associate'sCertificate
Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
$0$5,000$10,000$15,000$20,000$25,000Associate'sCertificate
Admissions
Open Admissions
Arkansas Welding Academy is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
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