Arkansas Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Arkansas but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Arkansas for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus in Rogers with an out of state total cost of $16,443.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus

Rogers, Private For Profit

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

Little Rock, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#3 Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$18,586 NA NA
#4 Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$20,492 34 31
#5 Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Private Not For Profit

$21,450 NA NA
#6 University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Public Not For Profit

$22,017 NA NA
#7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Public Not For Profit

$22,368 35 35
#8 Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Public Not For Profit

$22,443 NA NA
#9 Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$22,464 NA NA
#10 Ecclesia College

Springdale, Private Not For Profit

$22,490 NA NA
#11 University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit

$23,670 NA NA
#12 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit

$24,380 24 17
#13 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$24,396 42 33
#14 Central Baptist College

Conway, Private Not For Profit

$25,500 33 17
#15 Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit

$26,782 38 37
#16 Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit

$27,606 32 10
#17 Harding University

Searcy, Private Not For Profit

$29,105 56 51
#18 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Public Not For Profit

$31,810 42 30
#19 University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Private Not For Profit

$33,550 39 61
#20 Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$37,000 61 80