Arkansas In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Arkansas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is University of Arkansas Fort Smith in Fort Smith with an in state tuition of $4,104.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit

$4,104 NA NA
#2 University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Public Not For Profit

$4,779 NA NA
#3 Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit

$5,232 41 61
#4 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit

$5,370 23 21
#5 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Public Not For Profit

$5,729 44 48
#6 Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Public Not For Profit

$5,736 NA NA
#7 Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$5,880 31 19
#8 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Public Not For Profit

$6,750 37 34
#9 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$6,870 39 21
#10 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$7,666 58 31
#11 Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$8,760 NA NA
#12 University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus

Rogers, Private For Profit

$9,453 NA NA
#13 University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus

Little Rock, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#14 Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$11,804 NA NA
#15 Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Private Not For Profit

$12,650 NA NA
#16 Ecclesia College

Springdale, Private Not For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#17 Central Baptist College

Conway, Private Not For Profit

$15,900 33 18
#18 Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit

$17,100 30 15
#19 Harding University

Searcy, Private Not For Profit

$21,690 54 50
#20 University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Private Not For Profit

$24,950 39 51