Arkansas Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend private college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Arkansas was $20,493 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,622 from the 2015-2016 average of $18,871 and represents a 8.6% annual increase. The list of Arkansas private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 16 private colleges and universities in Arkansas, the most popular being Harding University with 4,380 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $19,140. Hendrix College is the most expensive private school in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $45,440.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Arkansas Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, 460 Students
$8,760 - -
Bryan University
Rogers, 56 Students
$13,810 - -
Central Baptist College
Conway, 576 Students
$14,700 35 52
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, 174 Students
$11,250 - -
Ecclesia College
Springdale, 133 Students
$14,250 - -
Harding University
Searcy, 4,380 Students
$19,140 65 70
Hendrix College  Best Value
Conway, 1,199 Students
$45,440 74 70
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, 1,630 Students
$25,750 66 66
Lyon College
Batesville, 649 Students
$28,200 71 73
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, 1,529 Students
$26,200 70 74
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, 955 Students
$11,804 - -
Remington College Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, 39 Students
$16,950 - -
University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, 860 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus
Rogers, 627 Students
$9,453 - -
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, 861 Students
$24,230 34 49
Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, 454 Students
$16,200 40 60