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
Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

$2,880 NA NA
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Arkansas

$6,750 37 34
Southern Arkansas University Tech

Camden, Arkansas

$3,100 NA NA
University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

$7,666 58 31
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

$5,729 44 48
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas

$4,779 NA NA
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

$5,370 23 21
University of Arkansas Community College Batesville

Batesville, Arkansas

$2,112 NA NA
University of Arkansas Community College Hope

Hope, Arkansas

$2,310 NA NA
University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton

Morrilton, Arkansas

$2,448 NA NA
University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

$4,104 NA NA
University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

$6,870 39 21