The best two universities in Arkansas ranking wise are the University of Arkansas 128th place nationally and the Arkansas State University (53rd southern universities).
List of Arkansas Colleges
|Name||Location||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Arkansas Baptist College||1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202||Private||1100||$7,800||$7,800||90%||1884|
|Arkansas State University||PO Box 600, State University, AR 72467||Public||10170||$7,510||$13,120||71%||1909|
|Arkansas Tech University||1509 N. Boulder Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801-2222||Public||1090||$6,918||$12,888||88%||1909|
|Central Baptist College||1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72032||Private||830||$13,350||$13,350||75%||1952|
|Crowley's Ridge College||100 College Dr, Paragould, AR 72450||Private||330||-||-||-||1964|
|Harding University||915 E. Market Avenue, Searcy, AR 72149||Private||4300||$16,120||$16,120||75%||1924|
|Henderson State University||1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001||Public||3360||$7,284||$13,404||62%||1890|
|Hendrix College||1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032||Private||1370||$37,816||$37,816||83%||1876|
|John Brown University||2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761||Private||2005||$22,734||$22,734||66%||1919|
|Lyon College||PO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317||Private||600||$23,594||$23,594||69%||1872|
|Ouachita Baptist University||410 Ouachita, Arkadelphia, AR 71998||Private||1530||$22,340||$22,340||69%||1886|
|Philander Smith College||900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202-3718||Private||665||$9,500||$9,500||96%||1877|
|Southern Arkansas University||Box 9392, Magnolia, AR 71754-9392||Public||2920||$7,466||$10,616||65%||1909|
|University of Central Arkansas||201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035||Public||9605||$7,595||$13,340||90%||1907|
|University of the Ozarks||415 N. College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830||Private||575||$24,350||$24,350||91%||1834|
|Williams Baptist College||PO Box 3727, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476||Private||565||$13,750||$13,750||62%||1941|
|University of Arkansas System||-||Public||-||-||-||-||-|
|Fayetteville||232 Silas Hunt Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701||Public||20350||$7,818||$19,074||64%||1871|
|Fort Smith||520 Grand Avenue, PO Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649||Public||7150||$4,462||$9,880||56%||1928|
|Little Rock||2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204-1099||Public||9970||$6,854||$16,066||100%||1927|
|Medical Sciences||4301 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205||Public||2775 (PG)||-||-||-||1879|
|Monticello||UAM Box 3478, Monticello, AR 71656||Public||3920||$5,560||$11,050||43%||1909|
|Pine Bluff||1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71601||Public||2725||$5,724||$11,124||33%||1873|
Size wise the largest colleges by student body are the University of Arkansas Fayetteville (20,350 students) and at Little Rock (9,970) and the Arkansas State University (10,170). While the smallest establishments include Crowley’s Ridge College (330) and Williams Baptist College (565).
Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments in the list of Arkansas colleges, the lowest tuition fees are offered by University of Arkansas Fort Smith (in-state: $4,462; out of state: $9,880) and Monticello ( in-state; $5,560; out of state: $11,050).
Conversely the highest priced public college are University of Arkansas Fayetteville ($7,818 In-state tuition fees and $19,074 Out of state fees) and the University of Central Arkansas ($7,595 In-state tuition fees).
Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are the Philander Smith College ($9,500) and the Arkansas Baptist College ($7,800), whilst the most expensive universities in Arkansas state are Hendrix College ($37,816) and the University of the Ozarks ($24,350).
The most selective colleges are Pine Bluff (33% acceptance rate) and Monticello (43%). The oldest college in Arkansas is the University of the Ozarks, established in 1834.