Higher Ed

From the antebellum founding of Arkansas's oldest post-secondary institution — the Cane Hill School (now the University of the Ozarks) — to the post-war renaissance in the 1870s (the University of Arkansas, UA Pine Bluff, Hendrix and Lyon colleges and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Arkansas's institutions of higher education have grown in size and status, but access to them has been uneven, historically, and their prestige outside the state is limited.