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Arkansas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Arkansas was $8,250 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $5,336 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Arkansas cheaper than average as the 47th most expensive and 6th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $258 from the 2014-2015 average of $7,992 and represents a 3.23% annual increase. The list of Arkansas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 49 colleges and universities in Arkansas, the most popular being University of Arkansas with 21,415 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,028. Hendrix College is the most expensive in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $40,520.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Arkansas colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Arkansas or cheap Arkansas colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Arkansas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, 854 Students
$8,760 n/a n/a
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, 549 Students
$2,100 n/a n/a
Arkansas State University Beebe
Beebe, 2,071 Students
$3,000 n/a n/a
Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, 8,031 Students
$6,000 48 76
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Mountain Home, 793 Students
$2,208 n/a n/a
Arkansas State University Newport
Newport, 1,032 Students
$2,184 n/a n/a
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, 7,290 Students
$5,160 n/a n/a
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, 925 Students
$2,064 n/a n/a
Bryan University
Rogers, 20 Students
$13,810 n/a n/a
Central Baptist College
Conway, 635 Students
$12,900 45 73
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern, 501 Students
$2,790 n/a n/a
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, 492 Students
$2,310 n/a n/a
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, 172 Students
$9,900 n/a n/a
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, 499 Students
$2,760 n/a n/a
Ecclesia College
Springdale, 238 Students
$14,250 36 49
Harding University
Searcy, 4,773 Students
$17,130 52 68
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, 2,822 Students
$6,210 40 74
Hendrix College  Best Value
Conway, 1,329 Students
$40,520 67 65
ITT Technical Institute Little Rock
Little Rock, 158 Students
$17,748 n/a n/a
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, 1,711 Students
$23,398 68 72

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