University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,900

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,670

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,038

41.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

18.3%

155 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College were .

In 2017, 2,135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (947 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (886 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is $3,900, which is $-3,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is $3,900, which is $-3,514 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,670.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was $3,900. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is $-3,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,670

2017 Value

7.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,670. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College grew by 7.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,946

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was of $7,946 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.24% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.9% with respect to 2016, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.4%

2016 Default Rate

406

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was 11.4%, which represents 406 out of the 3565 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has a total enrollment of 6,038 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is 2,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,537. This means that 41.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.9% White, 40.7% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (25.3%), followed by White Female (23%) and White Male (21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,038 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is 2,501 and the part-time enrollment is 3,537. This means that 41.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,652

  2. Black or African American

    2,455

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    416

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is 43.9% White, 40.7% Black or African American, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 145 students (2.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 681 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are white (947 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (886 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,138 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (4 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (158 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Software developers (412,000 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (127,009 people), Computer occupations, all other (126,773 people), Other managers (117,507 people), and Computer programmers (109,337 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,138 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (4 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,138 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (4 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Computer Systems Design (470,994 people), Elementary & secondary schools (227,028 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (113,296 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (88,468 people), and Banking & related activities (82,044 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,138 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (4 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 727

  2. 1,408

In 2017, 727 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, which is 0.516 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 306 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.387 times less than the 791 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 791 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.58 times more than the 306 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.94% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    947 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    886 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is white (947 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (886 degrees).

2.11% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    637 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    571 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    376 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College is black or african american female (637 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (571 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $141k (6.86%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $51.2M. University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College employs 154 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are Female No academic ranks (81), Male No academic ranks(73), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.05M

2017 Endowment

12.5%

growth from 2016

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has an endowment valued at about $2.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.6M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.96M - Federal

  2. $1.11M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College received $2.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.11M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.3M

2017 Salaries

2.71%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($51.2M) and a 2.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.8% decline from 2015 and a 6.55% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.91M

Instructional Salaries

154

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College paid a total of $6.91M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

154 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College were No academic rank with 154 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College was Female No academic rank with 81 employees, Male No academic rank with 73 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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