Arkansas Best Colleges Comparison

View the Arkansas Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Arkansas Statistics

There are 92 colleges in Arkansas - 38 public and 54 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $13,048 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,417. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,094 and the average acceptance rate is 68% for Arkansas Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Arkansas. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Arkansas colleges at Arkansas Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Arkansas Statistics
Top 13 colleges in ArkansasAll colleges in Arkansas
Number of Schools13 schools
(8 public, 5 private)
92 schools
(38 public, 54 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,450 (in-state)
$21,102 (out-of-state)
$4,895 (in-state)
$13,048 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,407 (in-state)
$16,464 (out-of-state)
$7,702 (in-state)
$16,417 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$12,346$6,531
Test Scores1,124 SAT, 24 ACT 1,094 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate71.58% 68.40%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.33% 43.50%
Population96,820162,338
Undergraduate78,997141,828
Graduate17,82320,510
Graduation Rate50.77%49.23%
Transfer-out Rate27.29%19.00%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.62 to 114.23 to 1

Top Colleges In Arkansas Comparison

Next table lists the top 13 colleges in Arkansas for academic year 2019-2020. Harding University ranked top in the Arkansas Best Colleges Comparison and University of Arkansas and Hendrix College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $21,102 for undergraduate programs $16,464 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Arkansas is 1,124 and the acceptance rate is 71.58%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.62 to 1 for top colleges in Arkansas. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Arkansas Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Harding University
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Private, 4 yearsSearcy, AR
$21,540 $10,789 5,12161% 1,165 SAT
25 ACT
16 to 1
2 University of Arkansas
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Public, 4 yearsFayetteville, AR
$25,872
($9,384)
$7,696 27,77877% 1,210 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
3 Hendrix College
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Private, 4 yearsConway, AR
$49,490 $34,697 1,20870% 1,255 SAT
29 ACT
10 to 1
4 John Brown University
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Private, 4 yearsSiloam Springs, AR
$28,288 $16,388 2,51676% 1,160 SAT
26 ACT
14 to 1
5 Lyon College
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Private, 4 yearsBatesville, AR
$29,415 $21,014 65544% 1,120 SAT
24 ACT
10 to 1
6 Williams Baptist University
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Private, 4 yearsWalnut Ridge, AR
$18,500 $12,556 49659% 970 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsMagnolia, AR
$14,120
($9,080)
$9,578 4,47265% 1,067 SAT
21 ACT
17 to 1
8 Arkansas State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsJonesboro, AR
$12,883
($7,315)
$9,145 13,70980% 1,117 SAT
24 ACT
18 to 1
9 University of Central Arkansas
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Public, 4 yearsConway, AR
$16,148
($9,338)
$7,909 11,17790% 1,060 SAT
24 ACT
15 to 1
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Public, 4 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$21,767
($9,512)
$7,787 10,51566% 1,191 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
11 Henderson State University
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Public, 4 yearsArkadelphia, AR
$9,312
($7,392)
$9,820 3,96176% 1,045 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
12 Arkansas Tech University
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Public, 4 yearsRussellville, AR
$13,236
($7,668)
$6,752 12,10195% - 18 to 1
13 University of Arkansas at Monticello
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Public, 4 yearsMonticello, AR
$13,759
($7,909)
$6,366 3,111- - 14 to 1
Average$21,102
($8,450)
$12,346 96,82071.58% 1,124 SAT 14.62 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020