The Best Value Arkansas Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Arkansas for 2024

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Arkansas based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking factored against the typical net price paid by students - to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2024 as the overall best value college in Arkansas is John Brown University with a 9 out of 10 academic rating for a comparatively affordable $20,997 average net price. The highest value public state college is University of Arkansas. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


12 results

John Brown University
J
Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 2,326enrollment
  • $20,997net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1390SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Hendrix College
H
Conway, AR

Hendrix College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 1,144enrollment
  • $22,626net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1133-1328SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Ouachita Baptist University
O
Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 1,784enrollment
  • $21,677net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Harding University
H
Searcy, AR

Harding University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 4,805enrollment
  • $19,558net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1300SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

University of Arkansas
A
Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 30,936enrollment
  • $16,208net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A
Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 8,197enrollment
  • $11,173net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 970-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 17

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A
HBCU
Pine Bluff, AR
 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 2,387enrollment
  • $9,959net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 805-1045SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Arkansas State University Main Campus
A
Jonesboro, AR

Arkansas State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 13,190enrollment
  • $12,011net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Arkansas Tech University
A
Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 9,445enrollment
  • $12,016net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

University of Central Arkansas
C
Conway, AR

University of Central Arkansas

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 9,913enrollment
  • $15,456net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Henderson State University
H
Arkadelphia, AR

Henderson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 2,519enrollment
  • $17,656net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 903-1073SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
S
Magnolia, AR
 

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Arkansas

  • 5,094enrollment
  • $14,056net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 905-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 27