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Arkansas Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

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 $19,943 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,072 from the 2015-2016 average of $18,871 and represents a 5.68% 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 4,817 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $18,690. Hendrix College is the most expensive private school 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 - -
Bryan University
Rogers, 119 Students
$13,810 - -
Central Baptist College
Conway, 633 Students
$14,250 47 74
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, 192 Students
$10,500 - -
Ecclesia College
Springdale, 234 Students
$14,250 63 70
Harding University
Searcy, 4,817 Students
$18,690 66 75
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
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, 1,468 Students
$25,300 68 73
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, 725 Students
$11,804 - -
Remington College Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, 10 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, 668 Students
$23,750 32 51
Williams Baptist College
Walnut Ridge, 423 Students
$16,200 38 65