Conway has made education a priority since its incorporation in the 1870s. As the proud home of three institutions of higher learning, it earned the distinction as the “City of Colleges” in its infancy. Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas, and Central Baptist College continually produce graduates who stay in the area and enter the workforce.

This is part of the reason Conway far surpasses the state and national averages when it comes to the educational attainment rate, with more than one-third of its adults holding a bachelor's degree. Because of its college campus-to-population ratio and its educated workforce, Online Universities listed Conway among “10 Geekiest Cities in the U.S.” in 2010.

Conway offers a variety of educational opportunities to suit any need. Its top-notch public and private secondary and elementary schools, together with its colleges and university, have enjoyed much success over the years.