Arkansas Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade(The 2010s)

There are 90 colleges in Arkansas State - 38 public and 52 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $4,692 for Arkansas residents and $8,231 for others in 2017. It increase 1.84% from last year and 22.23% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $17,486 which are increased 5.20% from last year and 13.34% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Arkansas Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Arkansas colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Arkansas public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $4,692 which has increased by 31.48% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $8,231 which has risen by 22.23%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 3.18% while last year increase rate was 1.84%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Arkansas Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$3,568$3,744$3,929$4,138$4,362$4,451$4,692
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%4.92%4.95%5.29%5.43%2.05%5.40%
Cumulative Rates0.00%4.92%10.12%15.95%22.25%24.75%31.48%
Out-of-State Costs$6,734$6,923$7,202$7,635$7,627$8,082$8,231
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%2.80%4.04%6.01%-0.10%5.96%1.84%
Cumulative Rates0.00%2.80%6.95%13.38%13.26%20.02%22.23%
For private schools in Arkansas state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $17,486 which has increased by 13.34% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 1.91% while last year increase rate was 5.20%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Arkansas Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$15,428$16,233$15,895$16,392$16,419$16,622$17,486
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.21%-2.08%3.13%0.16%1.24%5.20%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.21%3.02%6.25%6.42%7.74%13.34%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Arkansas public schools are $7,190 which has increased by 38.50% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $13,222 which has risen by 29.80%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 4.26% while last year increase rate was 6.36%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Arkansas Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$5,192$5,487$6,082$6,236$6,290$6,698$7,190
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.68%10.84%2.54%0.87%6.48%7.36%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.68%17.14%20.12%21.16%29.01%38.50%
Out-of-State Costs$10,186$10,562$11,533$11,773$11,080$12,432$13,222
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.69%9.19%2.08%-5.88%12.20%6.36%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.69%13.22%15.58%8.78%22.04%29.80%
For private graduate schools in Arkansas state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $18,229 which has increased by 8.23% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 1.17524% while last year increase rate was 3.27%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Arkansas Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$16,844$17,621$19,114$19,015$18,400$17,652$18,229
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%4.62%8.47%-0.52%-3.23%-4.06%3.27%
Cumulative Rates0.00%4.62%13.48%12.89%9.24%4.80%8.23%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Arkansas college cost trends.

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