Foster City, CA — Schools.com has named Arkansas Tech University the No. 1 best 4-year college in the state.

Arkansas Tech University managed to finish near the top in multiple categories, propelling it into the No.1 spot in the ranking. Factors related to affordability and flexibility for students allowed the university to perform strongly.

To determine the rankings each school was scored on a 100-point scale for 13 separate factors — to figure out which schools were the best traditional and online colleges in Arkansas using the most recent data available from government sources and based on metrics such as tuition and fees, number of degrees and certificate programs offered, flexibility and student services, rates for student graduation, retention, and transfer.

Based on the study, below are the best 4-year schools in Arkansas:

1. Arkansas Tech University

2. University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

3. University of Arkansas - Main Campus

4. Arkansas State University

5. University of Central Arkansas

6. University of Arkansas at Monticello

7. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

8. Southern Arkansas University

9. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

10. Harding University

See details for the ranking schools here: http://www.schools.com/online-colleges/arkansas