Arkansas

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
283
Public High School Enrollment
129,201
High School CTE Concentrators
45,663
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
116,305
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
25
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
63,699
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
15,046
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
19,081
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
22

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
24,737
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
49.8%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Ross White, Ed.S.
Director, Arkansas Division of Career and Technical Education
Arkansas Department of Career Education
3 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Funding for FY21
FY21
$13,786,625
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  •  Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Sharing labor market information
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Approving a common list of industry-recognized credentials
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
15.0%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
1%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$75,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
5 - 8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Postsecondary-Recognized Credentials

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
60% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
43.6%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Arkansas’s SQSS Indicator currently includes students earning AP/IB/concurrent enrollment credits, one or more community service learning credits, Silver or above on the ACT Work Keys exam, one or more American Council of Education concurrent credits, 3+ on an AP exam, or 4+ on an IB exam.

The SQSS indicator is weighted at 15 percent of the high school score.