The price of education: Which 4-year Arkansas schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Arkansas residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Arkansas Tech University and University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Smith
6,638
$5,593
2
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville
11,830
$7,254
3
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello
3,700
$7,462
4
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Bluff
2,612
$8,038
5
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia
3,334
$8,530
6
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Jonesboro
13,930
$8,607
7
University of Central Arkansas
Conway
11,343
$8,752
8
Arkansas Baptist College
Rock
593
$8,760
9
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia
4,643
$8,786
10
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
27,558
$9,130
11
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Rock
11,624
$9,544
12
Philander Smith College
Rock
891
$13,014
13
Strayer University-Arkansas
Rock
297
$13,380
14
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould
214
$13,600
15
Ecclesia College
Springdale
232
$15,140
16
Central Baptist College
Conway
745
$16,200
17
Williams Baptist College
Ridge
501
$17,320
18
Harding University
Searcy
5,541
$19,845
19
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville
755
$24,230
20
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia
1,545
$26,790
21
John Brown University
Springs
2,613
$26,928
22
Lyon College
Batesville
672
$28,790
23
Hendrix College
Conway
1,249
$45,790

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Organizations in this Story

Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Central Baptist College Crowley's Ridge College Ecclesia College Harding University Henderson State University Hendrix College John Brown University Lyon College Ouachita Baptist University Philander Smith College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Strayer University-Arkansas University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Williams Baptist College

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