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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 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is University of Arkansas Fort Smith in Fort Smith with an in state tuition of $3,840.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,840
In State Tuition
1) University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,650
In State Tuition
2) University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,800
In State Tuition
3) University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit
44 83
$5,256
In State Tuition
4) Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,060
In State Tuition
5) Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit
48 76
$6,062
In State Tuition
6) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Public Not For Profit
26 52
$6,223
In State Tuition
7) University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Public Not For Profit
40 72
$6,450
In State Tuition
8) Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit
42 76
$6,690
In State Tuition
9) Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$7,204
In State Tuition
10) University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit
71 79
$8,760
In State Tuition
11) Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,453
In State Tuition
12) University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
13) University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,500
In State Tuition
14) Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,804
In State Tuition
15) Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,500
In State Tuition
16) Central Baptist College
Conway, Private Not For Profit
47 74
$14,250
In State Tuition
17) Ecclesia College
Springdale, Private Not For Profit
63 70
$16,200
In State Tuition
18) Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit
38 65
$17,940
In State Tuition
19) Harding University
Searcy, Private Not For Profit
66 75
$23,750
In State Tuition
20) University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Private Not For Profit
32 51