Arkansas In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Tuition for 2021

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 2018/2019 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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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 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit

$5,220 24 17
#4 Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Public Not For Profit

$5,568 NA NA
#5 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Public Not For Profit

$6,420 35 35
#6 Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit

$6,540 38 37
#7 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Public Not For Profit

$6,600 42 30
#8 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$6,810 42 33
#9 Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$6,930 34 31
#10 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$7,568 62 49
#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

$12,150 NA NA
#16 Ecclesia College

Springdale, Private Not For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#17 Central Baptist College

Conway, Private Not For Profit

$15,150 33 17
#18 Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit

$16,668 32 10
#19 Harding University

Searcy, Private Not For Profit

$20,010 56 51
#20 University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Private Not For Profit

$24,950 39 61