Arkansas Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Arkansas by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 24 colleges in Arkansas with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Arkansas? University of Arkansas Fort Smith tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $5,754. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Arkansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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.

List of Arkansas Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

$5,754
Arkansas State University Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR

$7,130
Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

$7,560
Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

$7,900
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR

$8,029
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

$8,366
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

$8,398
Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock, AR

$8,760
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR

$9,410
University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

$9,563
University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

$9,574
University of Phoenix Northwest Arkansas Campus

Rogers, Arkansas

$10,213
University of Phoenix Little Rock Campus

Little Rock, Arkansas

$10,240
Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$13,014
Crowley's Ridge College

Paragould, AR

$15,250
Ecclesia College

Springdale, AR

$15,950
Central Baptist College

Conway, AR

$17,400
Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

$18,570
Harding University

Searcy, AR

$22,230
University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

$24,950
John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

$28,924
Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

$30,140
Lyon College

Batesville, AR

$30,414
Hendrix College

Conway, AR

$33,350