Red Wolf Plates Growing Quickly

There are more than 4.1 million active license plates in Arkansas between cars, trucks, motorcycles, and trailers and a vast array of special plates to choose from when you register your vehicle


UPDATE: Story edited to remove license plates not available to the general public

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration provided AStateNation with the current numbers for all types of plates as of April 1, 2015.

It will come as no surprise to most people that the Game and Fish Commission plates dominate the choice of people choosing to pay extra for a specially designed license plate. The various Game and Fish designs are the most popular choice in Arkansas by a huge margin with 46,765 active plates across the various designs. The Razorbacks are the second most popular choice with 30,871. Ducks Unlimited is the third most popular choice with 8369 followed by the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with 7786. The fifth most popular is the fund raising plate for the Fallen Firefighter Memorial with 5211. The Committed To Education plate with 3942 active is sixth followed by Arkansas State with 3925.

Of the 3942 AState plates 329 still have the Indian design, the Indian design is more popular than the plate of eight of the 20 schools with a special license plate.

It should be no surprise that the state’s two FBS programs lead the way in the school plates. The two FCS programs take up the next two slots. What is surprising is that the other Division I school, UALR, trails five Division II schools and Division III Hendrix.

School

Number

Arkansas

30,871

AState

3925

UAPB

2551

UCA

1119

Arkansas Tech

765

Ouachita Baptist

546

Arkansas-Monticello

530

Henderson State

516

Hendrix

490

Southern Arkansas

441

UALR

418

Harding

378

Ark School for the Deaf

301

UA Medical Sciences

278

Lyon

175

University of the Ozarks

150

UA-Fort Smith

117

NW Arkansas Community College

50

Mid-South Community College

30

College of the Ouachitas

18



The other surprise (unless you’ve been driving recently) is the rapid growth of the Arkansas State license plate. Since 2005 the number of AState plates has increased more than 9 times from 426 to 3925.

Year

Number

2005

426

2006

492

2007

572

2008

721

2009

1200

2010

1686

2011

2008

2012

2525

2013

3040

2014

3560

2015

3925



The AState plates are available at Revenue offices in all Arkansas counties or can be ordered online for $35 more than your regular plate, $25 of the extra fee goes to Arkansas State's Alumni Association scholarship fund.

Numbers for some of the other types of plates.

Game and Fish 46,765
Ducks Unlimited 8369
Susan G Komen 7786
Fallen Firefighter Memorial 5211
Committed To Education 3942
In God We Trust 3777
Choose Life 3081
Natural Resources 2793
State Golf Association 1926
State Parks 1894
Ark Municipal Police Association 1234
Organ Donor Awareness 869
Realtor 766
Children’s Cancer Research 658
Cattleman’s Foundation 547
Retired Firefighter 506
Four H 360
Boy Scouts 358
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Orphanages 344
MLK Commission 222
Ark Tennis Association 204
VFW 195
Animal Shelters and Rescue 172
Support our Troops 112
Humane Society of the Ozarks 101
Future Farmers 93
Freemason 84
Support Spay or Neutering 84
Sons of Confederate Veterans 79
Multiple Sclerosis 55