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Number of
4-year colleges in Arkansas

113,298

Students attending
4-year colleges in Arkansas

$13,004

Average
in-state tuition

$15,080

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR

Arkansas State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth, and enriches lives.

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR

Total undergraduates: 11,527
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $31,700
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Total undergraduates: 4,789
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: $18,372
Average salary: $38,600
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

76 US News

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

Total undergraduates: 1,354
Acceptance rate: 77%
Average annual cost: $22,777
Average salary: $40,600
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Total undergraduates: 2,230
Acceptance rate: 77%
Average annual cost: $19,687
Average salary: $46,200
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Lyon College

Batesville, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Lyon College

Batesville, AR

Total undergraduates: 705
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: $17,042
Average salary: $40,500
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Total undergraduates: 1,648
Acceptance rate: 66%
Average annual cost: $18,789
Average salary: $38,400
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

The mission of Philander Smith College is to graduate academically accomplished students who are grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to intentionally change the world for the better.

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

Total undergraduates: 855
Acceptance rate: -
Average annual cost: $16,018
Average salary: $23,800
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

133 US News

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Total undergraduates: 24,344
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,100
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

Total undergraduates: 10,686
Acceptance rate: 89%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,500
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Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

Best colleges in Arkansas 2018

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

Total undergraduates: 712
Acceptance rate: 86%
Average annual cost: $16,895
Average salary: $38,700
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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