What's the cost difference in Ark-LR and FAMU? Also, where do you want to work? I imagine both (actually all of your list) will have job options in their areas (and maybe not much elsewhere) and that those jobs will probably pay similarly. (But your research on the schools' numbers may say something different and more accurate...) That means US News tiers probably shouldn't be decisive here; cost and location would be big factors for me.
Yeah, I've heard FAMU is shaky but with its low tuition cost, it is tempting. I just received an acceptance letter from FIU, which was T3 last year but got bumped to T4 this year. Again, their tuition is very low at around $6500 for p/t students.Valparaiso still intrigues me though. It's been around for a while and looks to be one of the most respected T4 schools. I'm just turned-off by their horrendous curve, location and job prospects.UALR and Loyolar-NO interest me alot because of their rankings, programs and clinics, and good transfer rates if I can do it.