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Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Arkansas but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Arkansas for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Arkansas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Arkansas are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus in Rogers with an out of state total cost of $16,443.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,443
Out of State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, Private For Profit
- -
$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, Private For Profit
- -
$18,586
Out of State Total Cost
3) Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
- -
$18,780
Out of State Total Cost
4) Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit
42 76
$19,200
Out of State Total Cost
5) Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Private Not For Profit
- -
$20,822
Out of State Total Cost
6) Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$21,062
Out of State Total Cost
7) University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Public Not For Profit
- -
$21,598
Out of State Total Cost
8) Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Public Not For Profit
- -
$21,964
Out of State Total Cost
9) Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,350
Out of State Total Cost
10) Ecclesia College
Springdale, Private Not For Profit
63 70
$22,410
Out of State Total Cost
11) University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit
44 83
$22,681
Out of State Total Cost
12) University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit
- -
$22,765
Out of State Total Cost
13) University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Public Not For Profit
40 72
$24,600
Out of State Total Cost
14) Central Baptist College
Conway, Private Not For Profit
47 74
$24,655
Out of State Total Cost
15) Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit
48 76
$26,420
Out of State Total Cost
16) Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit
38 65
$27,479
Out of State Total Cost
17) Harding University
Searcy, Private Not For Profit
66 75
$31,926
Out of State Total Cost
18) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Public Not For Profit
26 52
$32,050
Out of State Total Cost
19) University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Private Not For Profit
32 51
$34,600
Out of State Total Cost
20) Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Private Not For Profit
68 73