Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Arkansas these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Arkansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Arkansas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading our colleges list is University of Arkansas Fort Smith in Fort Smith with an in state tuition of $3,192.

Another affordable option for Arkansas students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Arkansas community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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1 University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Public
$3,192
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2 University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Public
$4,103
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3 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Public
$4,380
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4 Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Public
$4,776
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5 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Public
$5,525
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6 Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, Public
$5,610
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7 Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Public
$5,730
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8 University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Public
$5,745
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9 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, Public
$6,120
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10 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Public
$6,354
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11 Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Private
$8,040
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12 Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Private
$9,300
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13 University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, Private
$9,453
14 University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, Private
$9,480
15 Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Private
$11,804
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16 Central Baptist College
Conway, Private
$11,850
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17 Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Private
$12,900
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18 Ecclesia College
Springdale, Private
$14,250
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19 Strayer University Arkansas
Little Rock, Private
$15,300
20 Harding University
Searcy, Private
$15,690
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