Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Central Arkansas is $9,563 for Arkansas residents and $16,433 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 2.41% for Arkansas residents and increased by 1.76% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($9,587) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,417 - public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for U of Central Arkansas is $9,728 for Arkansas residents and $16,628 for out-of-state students. It is a 1.2% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been risen by 2.41% for Arkansas residents and increased by 1.76% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $12,888 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 13.00% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 10.39% compared to the previous year.
U of Central Arkansas Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$9,338 $16,148$11,405
2021-2022$9,563$16,433$12,888
2022-2023$9,728$16,628$14,564
Change % 2022-20231.73%1.19%13.00%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the U of Central Arkansas directly. See the U of Central Arkansas bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $6,773 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $11,835 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount ($10,722) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,590 - public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at U of Central Arkansas is $6,889 for Arkansas residents and $11,988 for out-of-state students. It is a 1.3% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
U of Central Arkansas Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$6,629 $11,648$11,405
2021-2022$6,773$11,835$12,888
2022-2023$6,889$11,988$14,564
Change % 2022-20231.71%1.29%13.00%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the U of Central Arkansas directly. See the U of Central Arkansas bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at U of Central Arkansas. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $229 for Arkansas residents and $458 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $281 for Arkansas residents and $563 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$227$454
2021-2022$229$458
2022-2023$231$462
Graduate2020-2021$279$558
2021-2022$281$563
2022-2023$283$568
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $32,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,500 for University of Central Arkansas graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$32,600$35,000$30,600
7 Years After Graduation$34,400--
8 Years After Graduation$37,500--
9 Years After Graduation$39,000--
10 Years After Graduation$42,500$47,700$38,200
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of Central Arkansas and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of Central Arkansas and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Central Arkansas$9,563$16,433
Lamar University$8,690$18,482
University of the Incarnate Word$33,100
Stephen F Austin State University$10,600$21,616
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi$9,748$20,745
Abilene Christian University$39,350

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at U of Central Arkansas?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at U of Central Arkansas is $40,326 for Arkansas residents and $68,681 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,766$9,973$10,185$10,401$40,326
Out-of-State$16,723$17,018$17,318$17,623$68,681
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,973$10,185$10,401$10,622$41,182
Out-of-State$17,018$17,318$17,623$17,934$69,892
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$10,185$10,401$10,622$10,847$42,056
Out-of-State$17,318$17,623$17,934$18,250$71,124
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,401$10,622$10,847$11,078$42,949
Out-of-State$17,623$17,934$18,250$18,572$72,378
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$10,622$10,847$11,078$11,313$43,860
Out-of-State$17,934$18,250$18,572$18,899$73,655
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $97,374 for Arkansas residents and $125,729 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Central Arkansas.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,923$24,200$24,482$24,768$97,374
Out-of-State$30,880$31,244$31,615$31,990$125,729
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,200$24,482$24,768$25,060$98,511
Out-of-State$31,244$31,615$31,990$32,372$127,221
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,482$24,768$25,060$25,357$99,667
Out-of-State$31,615$31,990$32,372$32,759$128,736
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$24,768$25,060$25,357$25,658$100,843
Out-of-State$31,990$32,372$32,759$33,152$130,273
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$25,060$25,357$25,658$25,965$102,040
Out-of-State$32,372$32,759$33,152$33,552$131,835
Last year, 84% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $64,198 for Arkansas residents and $92,553 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Central Arkansas.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,629$15,906$16,188$16,474$64,198
Out-of-State$22,586$22,950$23,321$23,696$92,553
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,906$16,188$16,474$16,766$65,335
Out-of-State$22,950$23,321$23,696$24,078$94,045
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,188$16,474$16,766$17,063$66,491
Out-of-State$23,321$23,696$24,078$24,465$95,560
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$16,474$16,766$17,063$17,364$67,667
Out-of-State$23,696$24,078$24,465$24,858$97,097
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$16,766$17,063$17,364$17,671$68,864
Out-of-State$24,078$24,465$24,858$25,258$98,659

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Central Arkansas.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Central Arkansas 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,563$1,200$12,888$16,433$1,200 $12,888
Graduate$6,773 $1,200$12,888$11,835 $1,200$12,888


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