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IPEDS ID: 106704
OPE ID: 00109200
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University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001
General information:  (501) 450-5000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,698 (9,842 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty537190
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-248
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,180$5,270$5,550$5,7784.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,605$7,605$7,038$6,421-8.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$18,220$18,054$18,596$20,1208.2%
Off Campus$20,779$20,389$20,084$20,7633.4%
Off Campus with Family$13,040$12,784$13,046$14,3429.9%
On Campus$23,606$23,551$24,341$26,0377.0%
Off Campus$26,165$25,886$25,829$26,6803.3%
Off Campus with Family$18,426$18,281$18,791$20,2597.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,375
In-state fees$1,269
Out-of-state tuition$8,749
Out-of-state fees$1,269
  • All tuition and fees information is calculated on 15 hours per semester or 30 hours per academic year for undergraduate students.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,09396%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,04294%$15,051,136$7,371
Federal grants1,02347%$4,601,108$4,498
Pell grants1,02347%$4,519,895$4,418
Other federal grants904%$81,213$902
State/local government grant or scholarships1,68377%$3,707,697$2,203
Institutional grants or scholarships1,86185%$6,742,331$3,623
Student loan aid1,19955%$7,995,383$6,668
Federal student loans1,19055%$7,815,430$6,568
Other student loans241%$179,953$7,498
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,69479%$57,035,723$7,413
Pell grants4,00041%$16,526,444$4,132
Federal student loans4,99951%$37,110,694$7,424
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,184$9,348$11,051
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,879$8,003$9,749
$30,001 – $48,000$9,258$8,879$9,817
$48,001 – $75,000$11,741$10,384$11,133
$75,001 – $110,000$12,731$12,110$13,879
$110,001 and more$13,114$12,483$14,099
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment11,698
Undergraduate enrollment9,842
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment618
Graduate enrollment1,856
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 42%
Part-time: 58%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 48%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 40%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,1602,0023,158
Percent admitted94%92%95%
Percent admitted who enrolled46%49%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430550
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing420530
ACT Composite1926
ACT English2027
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 36%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 45%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 43%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 37%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 35%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 42%
Non-resident alien: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-1----
Category total-1----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-729---
Category total-729---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1921---
Business/Commerce, General-56----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-12----
Finance, General-45----
Management Information Systems, General-32----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-59----
Category total-30631---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication-37----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-15----
Category total-71----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-24----
Computer Science--6---
Category total-246---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--16---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--10d---
Education, General--6---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--9d--0d
Educational/Instructional Technology--11d---
Elementary Education and Teaching-0----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-9----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-13----
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-83----
Mathematics Teacher Education-7----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-13----
Reading Teacher Education--6d---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1----
Social Studies Teacher Education-13----
Special Education and Teaching, General-05d--5d
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-----10d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--94d---
Category total-139157d--15d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-210---
English Language and Literature, General-394---
Writing, General-6----
Category total-664---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-4231d---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-43----
Category total-8531d---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-6----
French Language and Literature-0----
Spanish Language and Literature-41---
Category total-201---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-4----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-37402--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-6515d---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-111----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-14----
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--0---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist-1----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--47---
Physical Therapy/Therapist---57--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-6738d--1d
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-26----
Category total-327140d59-1d
History, General-141---
Category total-141---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration0---0-
Forensic Science and Technology0---0-
Category total0---0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies29-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2----
Category total292----
Library Science
Library Science, Other--37d---
Category total--37d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--6---
Mathematics, General-254---
Category total-2510---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-7----
International/Global Studies-8----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0----
Category total-15----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-20----
Category total-20----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-194---
Category total-194---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-4----
Category total-8----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-23----
Physics, General-8d----
Category total-31d----
Counseling Psychology--9---
Psychology, General-99----
Psychology, Other--13---
School Psychology--31-0
Category total-99251-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy--9d---
Public Administration-7----
Category total-79d---
Social Sciences
Economics, General-15----
Geography, Other--5d--5d
Political Science and Government, General-17----
Category total-695d--5d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-26----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-263---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-8----
Interior Design-17----
Music Performance, General-1510--3
Music, General-4----
Category total-9613--3
Grand total291,51648360024
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • The dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families is the Office of Veteran Services.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 244
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 28
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 69
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,883
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,046
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,786
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,470
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined130102
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1931 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics1/1/1982 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs4/1/1974 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)4/1/2015 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist9/10/1972 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/11/2005 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1987 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1995 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1955 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1996 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession041
Drug law violations242127
Liquor law violations93817
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations8818
Liquor law violations4117
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible264
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft223
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible264
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.1%10.1%14.3%
Number in default247281373
Number in repayment2,7012,7652,605
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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