Colleges in Arkansas

Arkansas has 16 private and 11 public 4-year colleges that enroll 96,206 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $5,724 (for in-state students) and $12,965 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $16,118 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Arkansas provided $48,371,726 in financial aid to 19,922 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $164,565,266 in grant and scholarships to 20,698 students.

Arkansas receives 2.6% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 15,992 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $72,034,010 in pell grant ($4,439 per student on average) and 19,512 students received a total amount of $111,891,178 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,602 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Arkansas

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Arkansas Baptist College

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
not for profit
$15,890 $8,760 $8,760
Open admission
Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Location: Jonesboro, AR

Public $12,310 $6,060 $12,120
70%
Arkansas Tech University

Location: Russellville, AR

Public $10,887 $5,256 $10,512
64%
Central Baptist College

Location: Conway, AR

Private
not for profit
$13,897 $13,500 $13,500
62%
Crowley's Ridge College

Location: Paragould, AR

Private
not for profit
$13,584 $10,500 $10,500
Open admission
Ecclesia College

Location: Springdale, AR

Private
not for profit
$21,173 $14,250 $14,250
40%
Harding University

Location: Searcy, AR

Private
not for profit
$18,372 $17,940 $17,940
70%
Henderson State University

Location: Arkadelphia, AR

Public $11,219 $6,450 $13,290
66%
Hendrix College

Location: Conway, AR

Private
not for profit
$22,777 $42,090 $42,090
77%
John Brown University

Location: Siloam Springs, AR

Private
not for profit
$19,687 $24,218 $24,218
77%
Lyon College

Location: Batesville, AR

Private
not for profit
$17,042 $26,050 $26,050
74%
Ouachita Baptist University

Location: Arkadelphia, AR

Private
not for profit
$18,789 $24,400 $24,400
67%
Philander Smith College

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
not for profit
$16,018 $11,804 $11,804
Open admission
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Location: Magnolia, AR

Public $11,428 $6,690 $10,350
69%
Strayer University-Arkansas

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$12,780 $12,780
Open admission
University of Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, AR

Public $15,411 $7,204 $21,552
63%
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Location: Little Rock, AR

Public $12,317 $6,062 $17,500
90%
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location: Monticello, AR

Public $10,025 $4,650 $10,500
Open admission
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Location: Pine Bluff, AR

Public $7,840 $4,800 $10,890
42%
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Location: Little Rock, AR

Public
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Location: Fort Smith, AR

Public $8,858 $3,840 $10,488
Open admission
University of Central Arkansas

Location: Conway, AR

Public $12,988 $6,223 $12,446
90%
University of Phoenix-Arkansas

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
University of the Ozarks

Location: Clarksville, AR

Private
not for profit
$16,895 $23,750 $23,750
87%
Williams Baptist College

Location: Walnut Ridge, AR

Private
not for profit
$16,615 $16,200 $16,200
61%

2-year Colleges in Arkansas

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Arkansas Northeastern College

Location: Blytheville, AR

Public $5,078 $2,156 $3,556
Open admission
Arkansas State University Mid-South

Location: West Memphis, AR

Public $12,625 $2,160 $2,160
Open admission
Arkansas State University-Beebe

Location: Beebe, AR

Public $7,145 $2,940 $5,040
Open admission
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

Location: Mountain Home, AR

Public $11,339 $2,256 $3,840
Open admission
Arkansas State University-Newport

Location: Newport, AR

Public $6,384 $2,232 $3,648
Open admission
Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
not for profit
$22,700 $8,104 $8,104
78%
Black River Technical College

Location: Pocahontas, AR

Public $5,993 $2,136 $4,536
Open admission
Bryan University

Location: Rogers, AR

Private
for profit
$16,353
Open admission
College of the Ouachitas

Location: Malvern, AR

Public $6,855 $2,790 $5,580
Open admission
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Location: De Queen, AR

Public $5,035 $2,445 $5,385
Open admission
East Arkansas Community College

Location: Forrest City, AR

Public $4,618 $2,820 $3,330
Open admission
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

Location: Pine Bluff, AR

Private
not for profit
National Park College

Location: Hot Springs, AR

Public $7,082 $2,940 $4,020
Open admission
North Arkansas College

Location: Harrison, AR

Public $4,097 $2,208 $3,912
Open admission
NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Location: Bentonville, AR

Public $6,438 $3,675 $3,750
Open admission
Ozarka College

Location: Melbourne, AR

Public $6,523 $2,112 $4,464
Open admission
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

Location: Helena, AR

Public $4,955 $2,490 $3,900
Open admission
Pulaski Technical College

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Public $9,028 $3,900 $5,040
Open admission
Remington College-Little Rock Campus

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
not for profit
$21,767
Shorter College

Location: N Little Rock, AR

Private
not for profit
$14,689 $4,104 $4,104
Open admission
South Arkansas Community College

Location: El Dorado, AR

Public $7,071 $2,304 $4,128
Open admission
Southeast Arkansas College

Location: Pine Bluff, AR

Public $6,550 $2,640 $5,280
Open admission
Southern Arkansas University Tech

Location: Camden, AR

Public $12,929 $3,240 $4,680
Open admission
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain

Location: Mena, AR

Public $5,543 $2,184 $4,800
Open admission
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

Location: Batesville, AR

Public $5,598 $1,980 $3,360
Open admission
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

Location: Hope, AR

Public $8,033 $2,130 $4,350
Open admission
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

Location: Morrilton, AR

Public $5,406 $2,280 $3,072
77%

Vocational & Trade Schools in Arkansas

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
ABC Beauty College Inc

Location: Arkadelphia, AR

Private
for profit
$12,400
Open admission
Academy of Professional Cosmetology

Location: Rogers, AR

Private
for profit
$6,674 $7,620
Open admission
Academy of Salon and Spa

Location: Fort Smith, AR

Private
for profit
$9,834 $15,000
Open admission
Arkansas Beauty College

Location: Russellville, AR

Private
for profit
$8,471 $14,400
Open admission
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$18,688 $18,540
Open admission
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$17,121 $16,750
Open admission
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith

Location: Fort Smith, AR

Private
for profit
$13,134 $13,045
Open admission
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville

Location: Jacksonville, AR

Private
for profit
$11,907 $13,045
Open admission
Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro

Location: Jonesboro, AR

Private
for profit
$11,503 $13,045
Open admission
Arthur's Beauty School Inc-Conway

Location: Conway, AR

Private
for profit
$12,408 $13,045
Open admission
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville

Location: Fayetteville, AR

Private
for profit
$23,291 $15,047
Career Academy of Hair Design

Location: Springdale, AR

Private
for profit
$12,601 $13,695
Open admission
Credence Institute of Beauty

Location: Crossett, AR

Private
for profit
$8,667 $12,700
Open admission
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute

Location: Forrest City, AR

Public $3,262
Open admission
Designer Barber & Stylist School

Location: Ft Smith, AR

Private
for profit
$15,664 $14,900
Open admission
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$12,603 $10,700
Open admission
Hot Springs Beauty College

Location: Hot Springs, AR

Private
for profit
$11,975 $13,500
Open admission
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$14,711 $15,500
Open admission
Lees School of Cosmetology

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$12,574 $13,870
Open admission
New Beginnings Beauty Academy

Location: Pine Bluff, AR

Private
for profit
$14,282 $15,000
Open admission
New Tyler Barber College Inc

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$14,345 $15,825
Open admission
Northwest Technical Institute

Location: Springdale, AR

Public $6,770
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, AR

Private
for profit
$22,199 $14,250
Open admission
Professional Cosmetology Education Center

Location: El Dorado, AR

Private
for profit
$7,225 $14,350
Open admission
River Valley School of Massage

Location: Russellville, AR

Private
for profit
$9,220 $9,800
Open admission
Searcy Beauty College

Location: Searcy, AR

Private
for profit
$18,145 $14,900
Open admission
The Beauty School

Location: Mountain Home, AR

Private
for profit
$8,996 $12,750
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$11,175 $15,990
Open admission
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$7,326 $13,712
Open admission
Washington Barber College Inc

Location: Little Rock, AR

Private
for profit
$6,661 $13,500
Open admission