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University of Central Arkansas

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Conway, AR

$6,870

Avg in-state tuition

$13,740

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Central Arkansas

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Central Arkansas is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Conway, Arkansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,244, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 92%. The university offers 70 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 49%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,870, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,740.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

92% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

71% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

49% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 980-1160

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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10k

Students enrolled

47%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

68%

Black

15%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

2%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

16

Total Online Enrollment

4,700

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

87% On-campus

13% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 42% online

Master's Check Bold 28% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,870 $13,740
Graduate $5,063 $10,125

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $7,896
On-campus other expenses $4,992
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,810
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,646
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,646

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $20,958 $27,828
Off-campus without family $22,526 $29,396
Off-campus with family $14,716 $21,586

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

41%

State Grant Aid

66%

Institution Grant Aid

63%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,155
State Grant Aid $1,804
Institution Grant Aid $6,009
Pell Grant Aid $4,832

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC