University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,487
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,870 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

90%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Central Arkansas is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,922 applications and 4,419 students were granted admission. University of Central Arkansas is at the #88 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1060
ACT20 to 27

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
$25
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Central Arkansas charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $12,446 and in-state students paid $6,223.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$12,988
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,223
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$12,446
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of University of Central Arkansas's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,479 (which is 1.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Central Arkansas in 2016-2017, was 1,127, which is 57% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,376 (which is 39.1% above the national average.)

$4,479
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$7,376
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Central Arkansas has enrolled a total of 11,487 students (8,759 students full-time and 2,728 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,487 students, 660 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 9,616 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,871 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,072 students for distance studies.

11,487
Total Enrollment
660
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 68%

Black/African American: 16%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Central Arkansas.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 30% 964 213
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 9% 275 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 261 70
Visual And Performing Arts 7% 238
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7% 213
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 119
Library Science 3% 94
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 86
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 71
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 63 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

42%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Central Arkansas full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
18%
Dropout rate
37%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$29,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Central Arkansas graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,000. Last year, out of the total 2,872 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,642 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,380 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,008 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,000 $36,900
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 2,872 3,380

Campus Location

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