Private Colleges in Arkansas

The 2023 Directory of Arkansas Private Colleges and Costs

Arkansas Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $20,620 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of ($549) from the 2019-2020 average of $21,169 and represents a -2.59% annual decline. 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 3,683 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $21,690. Hendrix College is the most expensive private school 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
Bryan University

Rogers, Arkansas

$14,580 NA NA
Central Baptist College

Conway, Arkansas

$15,900 33 18
Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Arkansas

$12,650 NA NA
Ecclesia College

Springdale, Arkansas

$15,000 NA NA
Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

$21,690 54 50
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
Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

$29,480 57 72
Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Arkansas

$11,804 NA NA
Remington College Little Rock Campus

Little Rock, Arkansas

$15,000 NA NA
University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus

Little Rock, Arkansas

$9,480 NA NA
University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus

Rogers, Arkansas

$9,453 NA NA
University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Arkansas

$24,950 39 51
Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

$17,100 30 15