Arkansas Colleges List

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

NameLocationTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Arkansas Baptist College1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202Private1100$7,800$7,80090%1884
Arkansas State UniversityPO Box 600, State University, AR 72467Public10170$7,510$13,12071%1909
Arkansas Tech University1509 N. Boulder Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801-2222Public1090$6,918$12,88888%1909
Central Baptist College1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72032Private830$13,350$13,35075%1952
Crowley's Ridge College100 College Dr, Paragould, AR 72450Private330---1964
Harding University915 E. Market Avenue, Searcy, AR 72149Private4300$16,120$16,12075%1924
Henderson State University1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001Public3360$7,284$13,40462%1890
Hendrix College1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032Private1370$37,816$37,81683%1876
John Brown University2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761Private2005$22,734$22,73466%1919
Lyon CollegePO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317Private600$23,594$23,59469%1872
Ouachita Baptist University410 Ouachita, Arkadelphia, AR 71998Private1530$22,340$22,34069%1886
Philander Smith College900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202-3718Private665$9,500$9,50096%1877
Southern Arkansas UniversityBox 9392, Magnolia, AR 71754-9392Public2920$7,466$10,61665%1909
University of Central Arkansas201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035Public9605$7,595$13,34090%1907
University of the Ozarks415 N. College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830Private575$24,350$24,35091%1834
Williams Baptist CollegePO Box 3727, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476Private565$13,750$13,75062%1941
University of Arkansas System-Public-----
Fayetteville232 Silas Hunt Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701Public20350$7,818$19,07464%1871
Fort Smith520 Grand Avenue, PO Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649Public7150$4,462$9,88056%1928
Little Rock2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204-1099Public9970$6,854$16,066100%1927
Medical Sciences4301 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205Public2775 (PG)---1879
MonticelloUAM Box 3478, Monticello, AR 71656Public3920$5,560$11,05043%1909
Pine Bluff1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71601Public2725$5,724$11,12433%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.

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