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Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is Henderson State University in Arkadelphia with an out of state tuition of $8,280.

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 Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$8,280
Out of State Tuition
1) Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit
42 76
$8,760
Out of State Tuition
2) Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,453
Out of State Tuition
3) University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
4) University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, Private For Profit
- -
$10,500
Out of State Tuition
5) University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Public Not For Profit
- -
$10,500
Out of State Tuition
6) Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, Private Not For Profit
- -
$10,650
Out of State Tuition
7) Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$10,848
Out of State Tuition
8) Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Public Not For Profit
- -
$11,064
Out of State Tuition
9) University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit
- -
$11,310
Out of State Tuition
10) University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit
44 83
$11,804
Out of State Tuition
11) Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Private Not For Profit
- -
$12,600
Out of State Tuition
12) Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit
48 76
$13,046
Out of State Tuition
13) University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Public Not For Profit
40 72
$14,250
Out of State Tuition
14) Central Baptist College
Conway, Private Not For Profit
47 74
$14,250
Out of State Tuition
15) Ecclesia College
Springdale, Private Not For Profit
63 70
$16,200
Out of State Tuition
16) Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit
38 65
$18,690
Out of State Tuition
17) Harding University
Searcy, Private Not For Profit
66 75
$18,810
Out of State Tuition
18) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Public Not For Profit
26 52
$22,630
Out of State Tuition
19) University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit
71 79
$23,750
Out of State Tuition
20) University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Private Not For Profit
32 51