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 $12,715 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $15,748. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,088 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$8,442 (in-state)
$19,991 (out-of-state)
$4,723 (in-state)
$12,715 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,486 (in-state)
$15,053 (out-of-state)
$7,760 (in-state)
$15,748 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$13,742$6,748
Test Scores1,111 SAT, 24 ACT 1,088 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate66.17% 68.19%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.17% 43.62%
Population90,291151,863
Undergraduate72,742131,247
Graduate17,54920,616
Graduation Rate49.85%49.69%
Transfer-out Rate15.29%11.83%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.31 to 114.02 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 $19,991 for undergraduate programs $15,053 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Arkansas is 1,111 and the acceptance rate is 66.17%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.31 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
$22,230 $10,684 4,61754% 1,175 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
2 University of Arkansas
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Public, 4 yearsFayetteville, AR
$26,390
($9,574)
$6,725 27,56283% 1,135 SAT
25 ACT
19 to 1
3 Hendrix College
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Private, 4 yearsConway, AR
$33,350 $40,826 1,07768% 1,215 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
4 John Brown University
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Private, 4 yearsSiloam Springs, AR
$28,924 $18,566 2,34353% 1,210 SAT
26 ACT
14 to 1
5 Lyon College
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Private, 4 yearsBatesville, AR
$30,414 $27,918 66527% 1,123 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
6 Williams Baptist University
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Private, 4 yearsWalnut Ridge, AR
$18,570 $13,284 61864% 973 SAT
22 ACT
16 to 1
7 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsMagnolia, AR
$14,630
($9,410)
$9,706 4,43263% 1,035 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
8 Arkansas State University
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Public, 4 yearsJonesboro, AR
$12,698
($7,130)
$9,325 13,10663% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
14 to 1
9 University of Central Arkansas
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Public, 4 yearsConway, AR
$16,433
($9,563)
$8,294 10,33592% 1,070 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
10 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Public, 4 yearsLittle Rock, AR
$18,957
($8,366)
$7,773 8,89958% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
11 Henderson State University
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Public, 4 yearsArkadelphia, AR
$9,768
($7,560)
$9,430 3,16375% 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
12 Arkansas Tech University
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Public, 4 yearsRussellville, AR
$13,636
($7,900)
$7,375 10,82994% - 17 to 1
13 University of Arkansas at Monticello
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Public, 4 yearsMonticello, AR
$13,879
($8,029)
$8,738 2,645- - 11 to 1
Average$19,991
($8,442)
$13,742 90,29166.17% 1,111 SAT 14.31 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