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.

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 list below is 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 average 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.

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 rating methodology.

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.

Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit
$3,192 52 87
2 University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Public Not For Profit
$4,103 n/a n/a
3 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit
$4,380 36 78
4 Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Public Not For Profit
$4,776 35 78
5 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Public Not For Profit
$5,525 25 72
6 Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit
$5,610 42 81
7 Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit
$5,730 41 80
8 University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Public Not For Profit
$5,745 37 75
9 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, Public Not For Profit
$6,120 40 82
10 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit
$6,354 69 85
11 Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
$8,040 n/a n/a
12 Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Private Not For Profit
$9,300 n/a n/a
13 University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, Private For Profit
$9,453 n/a n/a
14 University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, Private For Profit
$9,480 n/a n/a
15 Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
$11,804 n/a n/a
16 Central Baptist College
Conway, Private Not For Profit
$11,850 46 76
17 Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit
$12,900 47 79
18 Ecclesia College
Springdale, Private Not For Profit
$14,250 n/a n/a
19 Strayer University Arkansas
Little Rock, Private For Profit
$15,300 n/a n/a
20 Harding University
Searcy, Private Not For Profit
$15,690 62 76

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