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Arkansas Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Arkansas?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Arkansas was $5,935 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $401 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,534 and represents a 7.25% annual increase. 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 22,602 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,384. University of Arkansas is the most expensive public school in Arkansas with an in-state tuition of $7,384.

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 Northeastern College
Blytheville, 555 Students
$2,240 - -
Arkansas State University Beebe
Beebe, 1,779 Students
$2,400 - -
Arkansas State University Main Campus
Jonesboro, 7,456 Students
$6,300 46 71
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Mountain Home, 605 Students
$2,304 - -
Arkansas State University Newport
Newport, 1,039 Students
$2,304 - -
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, 6,583 Students
$5,424 - -
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, 902 Students
$2,256 - -
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern, 338 Students
$2,910 - -
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, 470 Students
$2,550 - -
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, 440 Students
$2,850 - -
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, 2,825 Students
$6,630 28 38
Mid South Community College
West Memphis, 356 Students
$2,688 - -
National Park Community College
Hot Springs, 1,114 Students
$3,000 - -
North Arkansas College
Harrison, 983 Students
$2,304 - -
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, 2,426 Students
$3,675 - -
Ozarka College
Melbourne, 562 Students
$2,160 - -
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena, 608 Students
$2,520 - -
Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, 2,187 Students
$3,982 - -
Rich Mountain Community College
Mena, 331 Students
$2,280 - -
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, 554 Students
$2,328 - -