University of Arkansas

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,568
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,759
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.7%
19,777 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
27,562
80.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.5%
3,090 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas is a higher education institution located in Washington County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas were General Marketing & Marketing Management (355 degrees awarded), General Finance (353 degrees), and Registered Nursing (281 degrees).

In 2020, 7,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,366 degrees), 9.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (564 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,568, which is $−21,061 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,568, which is $−21,061 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,759.

In 2020, 70% of undergraduate students attending University of Arkansas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,568
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $7,568. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas is $−21,061 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,759
2020 Value
3.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Arkansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,759. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Arkansas grew by 3.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,330
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $11,330 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.81% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 29.6% with respect to 2019, when 54% 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.
4.1%
2018 Default Rate
180
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas was 4.1%, which represents 180 out of the 4385 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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Admissions

University of Arkansas received 19,777 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 19,777 applicants, 15,361 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 27,562 students enrolled at University of Arkansas in 2020, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,361
Accepted Out of 19,777

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas was 77.7% (15,361 admissions from 19,777 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 11.2%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
1,139
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of 27,562 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,492. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 9.18% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 2.67% Asian, 0.831% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,562 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,070 and the part-time enrollment is 5,492. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Arkansas had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    20,079
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,531
  3. Black or African American
    1,251

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas is 72.9% White, 9.18% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 2.67% Asian, 0.831% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 499 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arkansas is white (5,366 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (564 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas is General Marketing & Marketing Management (355 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (353 degrees) and Registered Nursing (281 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (324 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), and Human Sciences (222 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 are Software developers (355,753 people), Other managers (351,319 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (315,378 people), Civil engineers (250,133 people), and Mechanical engineers (181,579 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (324 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Human Sciences (222 degrees), Engineering (726 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (60 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 are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (324 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Human Sciences (222 degrees), Engineering (726 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (60 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Architectural, engineering & related services (526,220 people), Computer Systems Design (401,870 people), Construction (307,406 people), Elementary & secondary schools (235,933 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,577 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (324 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Human Sciences (222 degrees), Engineering (726 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (60 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.
Most Common
  1. 355 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 353 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 281 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 355 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,341
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,840
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,341 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas, which is 0.87 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,840).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 281 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in General Finance, which is 3.9 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 253 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas in Registered Nursing, which is 7.44 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from University of Arkansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas is Female and Asian (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.324% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,366 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    564 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    303 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas is white (5,366 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (564 degrees).

0.752% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,849 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,517 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    339 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Arkansas is white female (2,849 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,517 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.1M (1.33%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Arkansas had a total salary expenditure of $938M. University of Arkansas employs 380 Assistant professors, 333 Professors, and 323 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professors (250), Male Associate professors(195), and Male Assistant professors (195).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 825 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 708 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 599 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.21B
2020 Endowment
1.04%
decline from 2019

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at about $1.21B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas declined 1.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $907M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $79.2M - Federal
  2. $20M - State
  3. $4.56M - Local

As of 2020, University of Arkansas received $79.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20M from state grants and contracts, and $4.56M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$404M
2020 Salaries
2.26%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Arkansas paid a median of $404M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($938M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.09% growth from 2018 and a 5.41% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$123M
Instructional Salaries
1,270
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Arkansas paid a total of $123M to 1,270 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
380 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
825 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Assistant professor with 380 employees; Professor with 333 employees; and Professor with 323 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 825 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 708 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 599 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas was Male Professor with 250 employees, Male Associate professor with 195 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 195 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Arkansas.

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