Public Colleges in Arkansas

The 2023 Directory of Arkansas Public Colleges and Costs

Arkansas Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Arkansas was $5,811 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of ($242) from the 2019-2020 average of $6,053 and represents a -4% annual decline. The list of Arkansas public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Arkansas and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 32 public 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. University of Arkansas is the most expensive public school in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $7,666.

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 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
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
East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas

$2,940 NA NA
Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

$5,880 31 19
Mid South Community College

West Memphis, Arkansas

$2,760 NA NA
National Park Community College

Hot Springs, Arkansas

$3,000 NA NA
North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas

$2,970 NA NA
NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas

$3,240 NA NA
Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas

$2,160 NA NA
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

Helena, Arkansas

$2,580 NA NA
Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock, Arkansas

$4,020 NA NA
Rich Mountain Community College

Mena, Arkansas

$2,328 NA NA
South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas

$2,328 NA NA