College Costs in Arkansas

The 2023 Directory of Arkansas Colleges and Prices

Arkansas Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Arkansas was $8,594 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $6,536 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Arkansas cheaper than average as the 48th most expensive and 5th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of ($102) from the 2019-2020 average of $8,696 and represents a -1.17% annual decline. 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 23,282 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,666. Hendrix College is the most expensive in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $33,000.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Arkansas Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Arkansas

$8,760 NA NA
Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, Arkansas

$2,296 NA NA
Arkansas State University Beebe

Beebe, Arkansas

$2,448 NA NA
Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Arkansas

$5,232 41 61
Arkansas State University Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas

$2,352 NA NA
Arkansas State University Newport

Newport, Arkansas

$2,304 NA NA
Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas

$5,736 NA NA
Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas

$2,822 NA NA
Bryan University

Rogers, Arkansas

$14,580 NA NA
Central Baptist College

Conway, Arkansas

$15,900 33 18
College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, Arkansas

$2,448 NA NA
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen, Arkansas

$2,610 NA NA
Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Arkansas

$12,650 NA NA
East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas

$2,940 NA NA
Ecclesia College

Springdale, Arkansas

$15,000 NA NA
Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

$21,690 54 50
Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

$5,880 31 19
Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

$33,000 64 98
John Brown University

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

$27,662 66 83
Lyon College

Batesville, Arkansas

$29,450 57 72