The price of education: Which Arkansas schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Arkansas residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Arkansas State University-Newport, University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
City
164
$1,350
2
Northwest Technical Institute
Springdale
175
$2,326
3
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville
1,474
$2,598
4
Arkansas State University-Newport
Newport
2,512
$2,760
5
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Batesville
1,246
$2,818
6
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Home
1,410
$2,856
7
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Beebe
3,739
$2,880
8
North Arkansas College
Harrison
1,821
$2,880
9
Ozarka College
Melbourne
1,186
$3,004
10
South Arkansas Community College
Dorado
1,481
$3,012
11
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
Hope
1,536
$3,070
12
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope - Texarkana
Texarkana
--
$3,070
13
Arkansas State University Mid-South
Memphis
1,561
$3,154
14
Black River Technical College
Pocahontas
1,530
$3,168
15
East Arkansas Community College
City
1,045
$3,180
16
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain
Mena
938
$3,216
17
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena
1,636
$3,320
18
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Morrilton
1,921
$3,380
19
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Queen
1,506
$3,840
20
Southeast Arkansas College
Bluff
1,304
$3,855
21
College of the Ouachitas
Malvern
1,272
$3,890
22
National Park College
Springs
2,768
$4,100
23
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville
7,715
$4,663
24
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden
1,010
$4,977
25
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
Rock
6,038
$5,252
26
Shorter College
Rock
521
$5,500
27
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Smith
6,638
$5,593
28
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville
11,830
$7,254
29
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello
3,700
$7,462
30
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Bluff
2,612
$8,038
31
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia
3,334
$8,530
32
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Jonesboro
13,930
$8,607
33
University of Central Arkansas
Conway
11,343
$8,752
34
Arkansas Baptist College
Rock
593
$8,760
35
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia
4,643
$8,786
36
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
27,558
$9,130
37
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Rock
11,624
$9,544
38
River Valley School of Massage
Russellville
15
$9,800
39
Baptist Health College-Little Rock
Rock
676
$10,439
40
Academy of Professional Cosmetology
Rogers
67
$10,470
41
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock
Rock
115
$10,700
42
The Beauty School
Home
21
$12,750
43
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway
Conway
70
$12,980
44
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville
Jacksonville
59
$12,980
45
Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro
Jonesboro
65
$12,980
46
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith
Smith
41
$12,980
47
Philander Smith College
Rock
891
$13,014
48
Strayer University-Arkansas
Rock
297
$13,380
49
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould
214
$13,600
50
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
Rock
14
$13,712
51
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas
Fayetteville
106
$14,250
52
Professional Cosmetology Education Center
Dorado
28
$14,350
53
Arkansas Beauty College
Russellville
27
$14,400
54
Searcy Beauty College
Searcy
67
$14,900
55
Designer Barber & Stylist School
Smith
67
$14,900
56
Designer Barber & Stylist School -
Springdale
--
$14,910
57
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology
Rock
12
$15,000
58
Academy of Salon and Spa
Smith
58
$15,000
59
Hot Springs Beauty College
Springs
38
$15,000
60
Ecclesia College
Springdale
232
$15,140
61
Bryan University
Rogers
53
$15,433
62
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School
Rock
385
$15,500
63
New Beginnings Beauty Academy
Bluff
17
$15,820
64
New Tyler Barber College Inc
Rock
50
$15,825
65
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville
Fayetteville
228
$15,881
66
Career Academy of Hair Design-Fayetteville
Fayetteville
--
$15,944
67
Career Academy of Hair Design-Rogers
Rogers
--
$15,944
68
Career Academy of Hair Design - Fort Smith
Smith
--
$15,944
69
Career Academy of Hair Design
Springdale
169
$15,944
70
Career Academy of Hair Design-Siloam Springs
Springs
--
$15,944
71
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock
Rock
95
$15,990
72
Central Baptist College
Conway
745
$16,200
73
Remington College-Little Rock Campus
Rock
34
$16,950
74
Washington Barber College Inc
Rock
63
$17,000
75
Williams Baptist College
Ridge
501
$17,320
76
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
Rock
--
$18,400
77
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock
Rock
129
$18,690
78
Harding University
Searcy
5,541
$19,845
79
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville
755
$24,230
80
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia
1,545
$26,790
81
John Brown University
Springs
2,613
$26,928
82
Lyon College
Batesville
672
$28,790
83
Hendrix College
Conway
1,249
$45,790

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Academy of Professional Cosmetology Academy of Salon and Spa Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas Beauty College Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University Mid-South Arkansas State University-Beebe Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Arkansas State University-Newport Arkansas Tech University Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway Baptist Health College-Little Rock Black River Technical College Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville Bryan University C. Alexander School of Cosmetology Career Academy of Hair Design Career Academy of Hair Design - Fort Smith Career Academy of Hair Design-Fayetteville Career Academy of Hair Design-Rogers Career Academy of Hair Design-Siloam Springs Central Baptist College College of the Ouachitas Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Crowley's Ridge College Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Designer Barber & Stylist School Designer Barber & Stylist School - East Arkansas Community College Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock Ecclesia College Harding University Henderson State University Hendrix College Hot Springs Beauty College Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School John Brown University Lyon College National Park College New Beginnings Beauty Academy New Tyler Barber College Inc North Arkansas College NorthWest Arkansas Community College Northwest Technical Institute Ouachita Baptist University Ozarka College Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas Philander Smith College Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Professional Cosmetology Education Center Remington College-Little Rock Campus River Valley School of Massage Searcy Beauty College Shorter College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southern Arkansas University Tech Strayer University-Arkansas The Beauty School The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas Community College at Hope - Texarkana University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville University of Arkansas Community College-Hope University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Velvatex College of Beauty Culture Washington Barber College Inc Williams Baptist College

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