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IPEDS ID: 108092
OPE ID: 00111000
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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649
General information:  (479) 788-7000
Website:  uafs.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,557 (6,531 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty227138
Instructional227138
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,062$5,390$5,577$5,5930.3%
Out-of-state$11,302$12,038$12,650$12,6660.1%
Books and supplies$1,605$1,605$1,605$1,6050.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,239$8,242$8,426$8,4260.0%
Other$2,860$2,963$4,359$4,3590.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,056$9,256$9,423$9,4230.0%
Other$3,364$4,307$4,359$4,3590.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,364$4,307$4,307$4,3591.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$17,766$18,200$19,967$19,9830.1%
Off Campus$20,087$20,558$20,964$20,9800.1%
Off Campus with Family$10,031$11,302$11,489$11,5570.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$24,006$24,848$27,040$27,0560.1%
Off Campus$26,327$27,206$28,037$28,0530.1%
Off Campus with Family$16,271$17,950$18,562$18,6300.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$6,894
In-state fees$1,683
Out-of-state tuition$11,394
Out-of-state fees$1,683
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid197393%————
Grant or scholarship aid93689%$5,257,416$5,617
Federal grants60357%$2,927,801$4,855
Pell grants60257%$2,864,050$4,758
Other federal grants898%$63,751$716
State/local government grant or scholarships58556%$624,042$1,067
Institutional grants or scholarships46144%$1,705,573$3,700
Student loan aid42841%$1,984,501$4,637
Federal student loans42741%$1,881,503$4,406
Other student loans162%$102,998$6,437
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,817$28,253,066$5,865
Pell grants2,872$12,719,534$4,429
Federal student loans2,420$14,603,230$6,034
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$8,858$10,809$10,739
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$7,113$8,842$9,102
$30,001 – $48,000$7,820$9,654$10,092
$48,001 – $75,000$10,227$11,499$11,400
$75,001 – $110,000$12,365$13,640$13,341
$110,001 and more$12,039$13,467$13,213
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment6,557
Undergraduate enrollment6,531
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment359
Graduate enrollment26
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 78%
25 and over: 22%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 88%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 40%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 50%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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: 64%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
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 2010]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 26%
8-year: 29%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 19%
6-year: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 28%
Female: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 29%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 21%
Non-resident alien: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 23%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 16%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-53--
Category total-53--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General3148-15
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary13--38
Operations Management and Supervision-34d--
Organizational Leadership-80d-36
Selling Skills and Sales Operations---0
Category total16262d-89
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-0--
Category total-0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-17--
Category total-17--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-36-3
Computer Graphics3715-103
Category total3751-106
Education
Biology Teacher Education-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching514-37
Elementary Education and Teaching-15--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-10--
History Teacher Education-12--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-11--
Mathematics Teacher Education-3--
Music Teacher Education-4--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---12
Category total570-49
Engineering
Pre-Engineering17---
Category total17---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician0--0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-4--
Robotics Technology/Technician---0
Category total04-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-15--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-8--
Category total-23--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-6--
Category total-6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-11--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--2d-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---4
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1917d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse082d--
Surgical Technology/Technologist16---
Category total35110d2d4
History
History, General-22--
Category total-22--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1053-0
Forensic Science and Technology0--0
Category total1053-0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal3---
Category total3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies9648--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies12d---
Category total108d48--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-9--
Category total-9--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician---92
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician---4
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General3---
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician14--56
Mechanics and Repairers, General27---
Category total44--152
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-20--
Geology/Earth Science, General-0--
Category total-20--
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder---139
Category total---139
Psychology
Psychology, General-36--
Category total-36--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-12--
Category total-12--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-2--
Category total-2--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-7--
Graphic Design-16--
Music, General-2--
Category total-31--
Grand total2758292539
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 186
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
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: $4,504
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,544
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 93%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball1412
Golf117
Tennis77
Track and Field, X-Country88
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1973)08/31/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited (12/01/1971 - 05/10/2014)
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited (10/01/2004 - 10/20/2017)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/23/1999)12/31/2015
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (09/22/2016)12/31/2021
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (10/08/1999)08/01/2026
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (07/01/2007 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (10/22/2005)12/31/2017
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/102340.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1500
Liquor law violations1540
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1300
Liquor law violations1340
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape210
Fondling010
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary214
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape210
Fondling010
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary214
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate15.2%11.9%18.9%
Number in default241199324
Number in repayment1,5761,6681,710
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)