Philander Smith College

Private, Four-years School Located in Little Rock, AR

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How much is the PSC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, PSC's tuition & fees is $13,014.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $26,212 when a student lives on-campus.

PSC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$13,014
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$8,250
On-campus Expenses$3,748
Off-campus Room & Board$12,488
Off-campus Expenses$5,022
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$13,014

How Much Does it Cost to Go to PSC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $52,056 at PSC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $100,048. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $56,000.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Sophomore (2024-25)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Junior (2025-26)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Senior (2026-27)$13,014$25,012$14,000
4 Years Total$52,056$100,048$56,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Sophomore (2025-26)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Junior (2026-27)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Senior (2027-28)$13,014$25,012$14,000
4 Years Total$52,056$100,048$56,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Sophomore (2026-27)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Junior (2027-28)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Senior (2028-29)$13,014$25,012$14,000
4 Years Total$52,056$100,048$56,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Sophomore (2027-28)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Junior (2028-29)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Senior (2029-30)$13,014$25,012$14,000
4 Years Total$52,056$100,048$56,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Sophomore (2028-29)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Junior (2029-30)$13,014$25,012$14,000
Senior (2030-31)$13,014$25,012$14,000
4 Years Total$52,056$100,048$56,000

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, PSC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $17,236.
In-StateOut-of-State
Philander Smith College$13,014
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Financial Aid and COA

At Philander Smith College, 665 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,012.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at PSC is $15,200 for students living on-campus and $20,712 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 85 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,317 and the average amount of student loans is $6,214.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$26,212
COA (off-campus)$31,724
Tuition & Fees$13,014
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,198
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,710
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,200
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,712
Average Financial Aid$11,012
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship66594%$11,012
Pell Grants50771%$4,953
Federal Student Loan48668%$7,120
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid8594%-
Grants or Scholarships7786%$10,317
Federal Grants6067%$5,892
Pell Grants5864%$5,693
Other Federal Grants2224%$1,060
State/Local Grants56%$1,500
Institutional Grants4954%$8,844
Student Loan Aid5763%$6,214
Federal Student Loans5763%$6,214
Other Student Loans0--

Student Population

Philander Smith College has a total of 769 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 256 male students and 454 female students attending PSC. The school offers online degree programs and 21 students enrolled online exclusively (2.73% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate710 256454

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR
Phone501-375-9845
WEBhttps://www.philander.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered17 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population769
Graduation Rate30%
Retention Rate72%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties46 (Full-time), 38 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs142 (Full-time), 50 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$52,842
Average Staff Salary$48,403