Arkansas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Arkansas was $8,459 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $5,653 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Arkansas cheaper than average as the 47th most expensive and 6th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $209 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,250 and represents a 2.53% annual increase. The list of Arkansas colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 48 colleges and universities in Arkansas, the most popular being University of Arkansas with 21,668 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,384. Hendrix College is the most expensive in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $43,720.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Arkansas colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Arkansas or cheap Arkansas colleges guide.

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 ratings.

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.

Explore Arkansas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, 753 Students
$8,760 - -
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, 610 Students
$2,212 - -
Arkansas State University Beebe
Beebe, 2,082 Students
$3,030 - -
Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, 8,061 Students
$6,300 48 76
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Mountain Home, 714 Students
$2,304 - -
Arkansas State University Newport
Newport, 1,073 Students
$2,304 - -
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, 6,991 Students
$5,424 - -
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, 905 Students
$2,208 - -
Bryan University
Rogers, 119 Students
$13,810 - -
Central Baptist College
Conway, 633 Students
$14,250 47 74
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern, 439 Students
$2,850 - -
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, 547 Students
$2,520 - -
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, 192 Students
$10,500 - -
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, 466 Students
$2,820 - -
Ecclesia College
Springdale, 234 Students
$14,250 63 70
Harding University
Searcy, 4,817 Students
$18,690 66 75
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, 2,868 Students
$6,630 42 76
Hendrix College  Best Value
Conway, 1,318 Students
$43,720 70 67
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, 1,737 Students
$25,000 64 70
Lyon College
Batesville, 690 Students
$27,100 51 71