Arkansas College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, eighty-six colleges are active for serving college programs in Arkansas. By school types, there are thirty-seven public schools and forty-nine private schools. By school levels, twenty-eight 4-years (or high) schools, twenty-seven 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and thirty-one less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the eighty-six Arkansas schools, Harding University ranked first and University of Arkansas ranked second (view more at Arkansas college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Arkansas colleges is $9,170 for Arkansas residents and $13,057 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.40% and the average SAT score is 1,094. The average number of students is 1,910 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Arkansas colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Arkansas Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Arkansas ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Harding University
Searcy, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,540$11,9281,16561.00%5,12169%16 to 1
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,872$22,1211,21077.00%27,77866%18 to 1
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$49,490$49,5001,25570.00%1,20871%10 to 1
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,288$13,9201,16076.00%2,51672%14 to 1
Lyon College
Batesville, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,415-1,12044.00%65554%10 to 1
Williams Baptist University
Walnut Ridge, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,500-97059.00%49639%14 to 1
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,120$9,8101,06765.00%4,47244%17 to 1
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Jonesboro, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,883$11,5861,11780.00%13,70953%18 to 1
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,148$11,6481,06090.00%11,17743%15 to 1
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,767$14,8841,19166.00%10,51543%12 to 1
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,312$8,6121,04576.00%3,96139%14 to 1
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,236$12,087-95.00%12,10138%18 to 1
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,759$15,007--3,11129%14 to 1
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,456---7,97924%18 to 1
Arkansas State University-Beebe
Beebe, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,656---3,44629%17 to 1
Ozarka College
Melbourne, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$5,356---1,12356%14 to 1
Arkansas State University-Newport
Newport, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,320---2,27026%15 to 1
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,014---1,00044%16 to 1
Arkansas State University System
Little Rock, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Black River Technical College
Pocahontas, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$6,868---1,58228%15 to 1
Professional Cosmetology Education Center
El Dorado, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,325---3060%15 to 1
Washington Barber College Inc
Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,000---5289%8 to 1
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
De Queen, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,410---1,51842%16 to 1
University of Arkansas Community College Rich Mountain
Mena, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$3,648---81447%19 to 1
Designer Barber & Stylist School
Ft Smith, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,900--75.00%7860%14 to 1
East Arkansas Community College
Forrest City, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$3,804---1,15138%9 to 1
Shorter College
N Little Rock, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$5,596---56910%16 to 1
National Park College
Hot Springs, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$6,230---2,01732%19 to 1
The Beauty School
Mountain Home, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,500---1575%13 to 1
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jonesboro
Jonesboro, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---5740%19 to 1
Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Pine Bluff, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$11,538---70-8 to 1
Northern Technical College
Pine Bluff, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,995---29100%20 to 1
Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,760---5258%23 to 1
Academy of Salon and Spa
Fort Smith, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500---5335%27 to 1
New Tyler Barber College Inc
North Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,825---3878%20 to 1
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,230---1681%12 to 1
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,120$13,7201,15561.00%1,66063%12 to 1
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Mountain Home, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,524---1,34552%16 to 1
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,950-96050.00%87253%15 to 1
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Conway
Conway, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---5551%14 to 1
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---3647%12 to 1
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Helena, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,910---1,52046%13 to 1
Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,881---19731%22 to 1
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$6,900---4,53126%17 to 1
Strayer University-Arkansas
Little Rock, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--368-50 to 1
Crowley's Ridge College
Paragould, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,100---19822%8 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---9578%25 to 1
New Beginnings Beauty Academy
Pine Bluff, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,000---3220%16 to 1
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,000---12169%13 to 1
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Batesville, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$3,438---1,31941%17 to 1
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$6,030---1,08261%13 to 1
Academy of Professional Cosmetology
Rogers, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,000---7742%18 to 1
C. Alexander School of Cosmetology
Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---24-2 to 1
Arkansas Welding Academy
Jacksonville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,910---1596%14 to 1
Arkansas Beauty School-Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,805---125100%20 to 1
Arkansas State University Mid-South
West Memphis, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,234---1,42324%11 to 1
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
North Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,453---12875%20 to 1
North Arkansas College
Harrison, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$5,940---1,81224%14 to 1
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,026$12,735--6,55735%17 to 1
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,574$14,14697044.00%2,57933%15 to 1
Arkansas State University Three Rivers
Malvern, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$5,882---1,25721%11 to 1
Remington College-Little Rock Campus
Little Rock, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$15,000---3927%5 to 1
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Morrilton, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,128--76.00%1,90237%22 to 1
Ecclesia College
Springdale, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,950$11,325-63.00%21827%10 to 1
Baptist Health College Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$11,750--100.00%64858%10 to 1
Southeast Arkansas College
Pine Bluff, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$6,735---1,11922%13 to 1
Bryan University
Rogers, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$16,181---5678%6 to 1
Central Baptist College
Conway, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,100-96140.00%73226%11 to 1
University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
Hope, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,300---1,55940%16 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock
Sherwood, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---8875%10 to 1
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Forrest City, AR
Public, Less than 2 years
$1,350---168-6 to 1
Searcy Beauty College
Searcy, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,900---7529%20 to 1
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,812---1,47334%15 to 1
River Valley School of Massage
Russellville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,800---1383%7 to 1
Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School
North Little Rock, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,500---38266%11 to 1
University of Arkansas System Office
Little Rock, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Fort Smith, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$32,550--318--
Hot Springs Beauty College
Hot Springs, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---2863%12 to 1
Delta Designs Cosmetology School
Wynne, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,575---4540%15 to 1
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,976$17,652--2,758-10 to 1
Career Academy of Hair Design
Springdale, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,695---21164%9 to 1
Champion Christian College
Hot Springs, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,654---87-10 to 1
Arkansas Beauty College
Russellville, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,400---1564%4 to 1
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, AR
Public, 2-4 years
$4,054---1,42226%15 to 1
Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---3148%13 to 1
Northwest Technical Institute
Springdale, AR
Public, Less than 2 years
$2,195---23766%6 to 1
Average$13,057$16,5761,09468.40%1,91049%14 to 1