Following are some of the leading liberal arts colleges in the U.S. state of Arkansas:

Ouachita Baptist University - It is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution. OBU has been named the No. 1 “Great Schools, Great Prices” Baccalaureate College in the South by US News (2010).

Central Baptist College - It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Philander Smith College - It is classified as a baccalaureate (liberal arts) college by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Arkansas Baptist College - It is a private historically black liberal arts college. The College has been accredited since 1987 by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA.

Harding University - It is a private liberal arts Christian university associated with the Churches of Christ. Harding University was selected by The Princeton Review for its “Best in the Southeast” designation (2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region).

Hendrix College - It is a private liberal arts college located in Conway. The College was listed as the nation's top “Up-and-Coming” liberal arts college in the U.S. News & World Report (2009 issue).

John Brown University - It is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college. JBU was ranked 2nd among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Southern Region, according to the U.S. News “America's Best Colleges” 2010.

Lyon College - It is one of 141 institutions receiving the Best in the Southeast designation (The Princeton Review “2010 Best Colleges”). Lyon is the oldest independent college in Arkansas.

Henderson State University - It is a four-year public liberal arts university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It was Arkansas's only public university included in "Colleges of Distinction". HSU is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Arkansas

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