The Four States Region is a Growing Area!
Grow here in the Four States Region by furthering your education at one of the excellent 4-year or 2-year universities and colleges in the area, with several offering award winning and top-rated programs. Texas A&M University- Texarkana has been recognized as one of the Best Online Colleges in Texas by Affordable Colleges Online for the 2016-2017 year, with additional recognition for Best Online MBA Program. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope- Texarkana was ranked as the second best online college in Arkansas for 2016 by OnlineColleges.com. The low-cost living found throughout the region is demonstrated by the U.S. Department of Education naming Louisiana State University Shreveport one of the most affordable colleges in the state.
You will also find several opportunities to get involved in the community by volunteering with one of the many civic organizations serving the region. Among these organizations, many of them extend across state county lines to meet the area’s needs: Harvest Texarkana Regional Foodbank demonstrates their mission to alleviate hunger by distributing over 2.9 million pounds of food in 2015 to a 10-county area across Arkansas and Texas. The United Way of NWLA fosters community-wide solutions that touches more than 100,000 lives annually serving over 10 Parishes. In 2016, the organization supported 95 programs in Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essential Needs, helping to invest $1,584,860.84.