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Make Your Vote Count

Ahead of the 2020 election, we’re showing you why it’s important to exercise your 26th amendment right to make the changes you want to see in your community, state and country — and introducing you to the young politicians working to make Arkansas a better place.

The New Path to Success: 17 Hot Jobs in Skilled Trades

Go on the job with the next generation of skilled trade professionals—young Arkansans who chose a different path after high school.

The Next Level

What do you see when you imagine your life after high school? What’s next for you? Whatever your story, whatever you desire, Arkansas has a level of higher education for you.

Sneak Peek at Your Future Dorm Room

Take a look at some campus living quarters from around the state to see what you can expect freshman year.

5 Things to See Before Picking a College

Learn the essentials about your new home, from billing to amenities.

College Countdown: What You Need to Do, When You Need to Do It

It's never too soon to get ready for your days after high school. Arkansas Next gives you a few tips on how to prepare.

QUIZ: Which Technical Profession is Right for You?

Take the Arkansas Next Pros quiz to see which technical profession fits your personality and plans for the future.

The Student Loan Debt Epidemic

How much college debt will you take on – and how will you pay it off?