From dozens of flavors in the ice cream aisle to hundreds of styles on the clothing rack, we like having the chance to pick what suits us best. Your higher education plans should be no different.

Fortunately, there are many education options to choose from when building the right plan for you. From a four-year degree program to a military path, it’s important that you’re familiar with all the possible routes before taking your next step.

This section breaks down seven ways to take your education to the next level, and it shares the stories of real Arkansas students who've found a path that works for them. So go ahead — dig in and find the option for you!

FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITIES

JONNATHAN ORTIZ
Harding University

TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

SUNNIE CUNNINGHAM
Black River Technical College

ONLINE DEGREES

COREY GOODMAN
University of Central Arkansas

TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

JACOB VEACH
Arkansas Tech University–Ozark

APPRENTICESHIPS

MARCUS BELL
National Apprenticeship Training
Foundation (NATF)

MILITARY SERVICE

JONNI JONES
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

JESSICA PEREZ
University of Arkansas