Arkansas Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? Leading the colleges list is Henderson State University in Arkadelphia with an out of state tuition of $8,088.

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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Public Not For Profit

$8,088 31 19
#2 Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

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

Rogers, Private For Profit

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

Little Rock, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#5 University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Public Not For Profit

$10,629 NA NA
#6 Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, Public Not For Profit

$10,800 41 61
#7 University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Public Not For Profit

$11,376 NA NA
#8 Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Public Not For Profit

$11,472 NA NA
#9 Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Private Not For Profit

$11,804 NA NA
#10 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Public Not For Profit

$11,970 37 34
#11 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Public Not For Profit

$12,240 23 21
#12 Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, Private Not For Profit

$12,650 NA NA
#13 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$13,740 39 21
#14 Ecclesia College

Springdale, Private Not For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#15 Central Baptist College

Conway, Private Not For Profit

$15,900 33 18
#16 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Public Not For Profit

$16,320 44 48
#17 Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, Private Not For Profit

$17,100 30 15
#18 Harding University

Searcy, Private Not For Profit

$21,690 54 50
#19 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Public Not For Profit

$24,482 58 31
#20 University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Private Not For Profit

$24,950 39 51