Philander Smith College is a private, historically black college located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1877, the college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and was formerly known as Walden Seminary after Dr. J.M. Walden. The school’s name was changed to Philander Smith College in 1882.

Today, Philander Smith College has an average student population of 850. Its academic program includes a liberal arts curriculum with majors in such diverse areas as business & economics, general business administration, education, arts and humanities, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences, among others. The college also has the Philander Smith Management Institute for students interested in organizational management.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime undergraduate students is US$19,888 for on-campus students; US$23,456 for off-campus students; and US$18,604 for commuter students. This can be broken down into full-year tuition of US$8,620; required fees of US$380; room rental cost of US$4,330 for on-campus students, US$7,210 for off-campus, and US$2,988 for commuters; cost of meals at US$2,520 for on-campus, US$2,176 for off-campus, and US$1,546 for commuters; estimated cost of books at US$1,000 for all, transportation cost of US$1,484 for on-campus students and US$2,516 for off-campus students and commuters; and estimated personal expenses cost of US$1,554. For students enrolled in Philander Smith Management Institute, total cost of attendance per year is US$11,946 for on-campus students; US$14,254 for off-campus students; and US$11,054 for commuters. This includes tuition at US$4,685; required fees of US$190; cost of books at US$500; personal expenses at US$1,026; cost of room at US$2,886 for on-campus students; US$4,759 for off-campus, and US$1,972 for commuters. Transportation cost also varies from US$979 for on-campus students, US$1,661 for off-campus students and U$1,020 for commuters.

Financial aid is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Philander Smith College.