The University of Arkansas - Monticello was founded in 1909 as the Fourth District Agricultural School with the intent to provide educational opportunities to the residents of southeast Arkansas. The school became a junior college in 1928, and a four year degree granting institution in 1940.
In 1971 the school was added to the University of Arkansas System, expanding its offerings and permanently changing the school's name. In 2003 the school expanded once more through the additions of UAM College of Technology - McGehee and UAM College of Technology - Crossett allowing for vocational and technical training throughout the southeast of the state resulting in certificate and associate degree programs.
The University of Arkansas - Monticello offers a large number of programs and majors, allowing enrolled students to choose the one that best suits future plans and goals. The completion of a bachelor degree program typically takes four years to complete, requiring the student to take a courses within their majors curriculum, general education classes, and electives.
Students may also pursue a minor degree, which allows a student to obtain an additional education in a second area of study, though not quite as intensively as a major. Graduate programs require a separate admissions process, with student having earned the necessary degree and GRE scores to be considered for admissions.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at University of Arkansas - Monticello must submit an application for enrollment which may be done through the school's website. The information provided by the application will be reviewed along with transcripts and other provided information, followed by a decision regarding entry into a bachelor degree program. Students enrolling in associate degree or certificate programs will be admitted if they meet the minimum requirements for entry.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Due to national regulations students may be randomly selected to provide additional information to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year due to possible changes in financial circumstances of a given student and his or her family from year to year.
The University of Arkansas - Monticello participates in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in the Great Western Conference. Students participating in intercollegiate athletics will be able to develop useful skills, such as leadership, teamwork and discipline that can be applied to one's personal, professional and academic life. Students may contact the athletic department to obtain the forms necessary to participate in tryouts.
Athletic programs at UAM Monticello:
- Cross Country
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Arkansas at Monticello accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
University of Arkansas at Monticello has a total student population of about 3,600. The student body is made up of 94% undergraduate students and 15% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State Tuition: $4,500-$5,400
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $10,000-$12,420
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $350-$410 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$6,692|
|Receiving Student Loans||63%||$4,990|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, University of Arkansas at Monticello may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
UAM has an overall graduation rate which is around 28%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1988)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1997)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1964)
University of Arkansas at Monticello is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (367)
- Basketball (367)
- Football (367)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Arkansas at Monticello by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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