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University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR

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University of Central Arkansas provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Conway, Arkansas and publically funded. University of Central Arkansas has an annual student enrollment of over 11,000.

Students can choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Education

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. Most students accepted to University of Central Arkansas score in-between 20 to 26 on the ACT exam. 91% of students that apply are accepted to UCA, of which 54 percent choose to attend.

Tuition & fees at UCA vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs approximately $7,900 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $14,000 annually. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,200 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The University of Central Arkansas "Bears" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.uca.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students University of Central Arkansas accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Central Arkansas is around 12,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 84% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$12,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $5,900-$7,100
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,200
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $400-$470 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$7,307
Receiving Student Loans58%$7,078
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Central Arkansas may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

University of Central Arkansas has an overall graduation rate which is around 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Central Arkansas is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southland Conference)
  • Basketball (Southland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southland Conference)
  • Football (Southland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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 Central Arkansas 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

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
92.18%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
32

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,049