Most Affordable Colleges in Arkansas for 2019

State of Arkansas
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Arkansas residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Arkansas residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Arkansas.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 University of Arkansas at Monticello $12,400 Image $19,500 36% 3,417 N/A N/A
2 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff $12,600 Image $21,800 42% 2,517 960 46.69%
3 Arkansas Tech University $13,600 Image $19,500 30% 10,781 1,084 94.75%
4 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith $13,800 Image $22,800 39% 6,620 1,105 57.36%
5 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus $15,300 Image $23,700 35% 3,475 1,105 69.45%
6 Crowley's Ridge College $16,900 Image $21,500 21% 214 N/A N/A
7 Philander Smith College $17,000 Image $25,400 33% 891 945 68%
8 University of Arkansas at Little Rock $18,000 Image $23,400 23% 8,793 1,110 74.63%
9 Henderson State University $18,300 Image $20,800 12% 2,832 1,105 79.68%
10 Williams Baptist College $18,600 Image $18,600 0% 494 1,030 62.41%
11 University of Arkansas $19,000 Image $25,900 27% 23,044 1,243 65.96%
12 Central Baptist College $19,200 Image $28,200 32% 745 1,030 67.55%
12 University of the Ozarks $19,200 Image $37,700 49% 755 1,050 89.15%
14 Arkansas State University-Main Campus $19,700 Image $19,700 0% 9,604 1,165 66.02%
15 Arkansas Baptist College $21,000 Image $23,100 9% 593 N/A N/A
16 Harding University $21,700 Image $28,000 23% 4,184 1,208 72.12%
16 Lyon College $21,700 Image $41,800 48% 672 1,204 64.18%
18 University of Central Arkansas $22,900 Image $22,900 0% 9,548 1,179 89.95%
19 Ecclesia College $23,200 Image $28,400 18% 232 479 56.46%
20 Ouachita Baptist University $25,400 Image $37,600 32% 1,545 1,188 70.94%
21 John Brown University $25,500 Image $36,300 30% 1,972 1,263 75.79%
22 Hendrix College $28,700 Image $58,200 51% 1,238 1,286 79.8%
School data from 2016-2017
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