Arkansas In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Total Cost for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Arkansas these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Arkansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Arkansas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Arkansas are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2021/2022 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is University of Arkansas at Monticello in Monticello with an in state total cost of $16,377.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Public Not For Profit

$16,377 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus

Rogers, Private For Profit

$16,443 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus

Little Rock, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#4 University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit

$16,768 NA NA
#5 Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit

$18,020 41 61
#6 Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Public Not For Profit

$18,136 NA NA
#7 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit

$18,142 23 21
#8 Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$18,586 NA NA
#9 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Public Not For Profit

$18,605 37 34
#10 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$18,659 39 21
#11 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Public Not For Profit

$18,778 44 48
#12 Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$19,716 31 19
#13 Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$22,464 NA NA
#14 Ecclesia College

Springdale, Private Not For Profit

$22,490 NA NA
#15 Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Private Not For Profit

$22,543 NA NA
#16 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$22,616 58 31
#17 Central Baptist College

Conway, Private Not For Profit

$26,388 33 18
#18 Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit

$28,370 30 15
#19 Harding University

Searcy, Private Not For Profit

$31,148 54 50
#20 University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Private Not For Profit

$33,950 39 51