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
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
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
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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$7,307|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$7,078|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
University of Central Arkansas has an overall graduation rate which is around 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||21%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
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
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)
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to University of Central Arkansas.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Little Rock, AR (25 miles away)
- Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR (41 miles away)
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, AR (67 miles away)
- Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR (74 miles away)
- University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR (110 miles away)
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