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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 2018/2019 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 $15,212.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Arkansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$35,770
In State Total Cost
21) Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Private Not For Profit
70 74
$36,952
In State Total Cost
22) John Brown University
Siloam Springs, Private Not For Profit
66 66
$39,420
In State Total Cost
23) Lyon College
Batesville, Private Not For Profit
71 73
$59,174
In State Total Cost
24) Hendrix College
Conway, Private Not For Profit
74 70