University of Arkansas

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,384

2.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,966

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66%

21,715 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

27,558

80.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

61.5%

2,715 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 Finance (300 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (297 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (268 degrees).

In 2017, 6,339 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,874 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (421 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,384, which is $-19,116 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,384, which is $-19,116 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,966.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,384

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $7,384. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas is $-19,116 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,966

2017 Value

3.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Arkansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,966. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Arkansas grew by 3.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,332

Room and Board

$1,046

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $10,332 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,046. The cost of room and board increased by 4.57% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.75% with respect to 2016, when 57% 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.

5%

2016 Default Rate

218

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas was 5%, which represents 218 out of the 4361 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 21,715 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.817% annual growth. Out of those 21,715 applicants, 14,324 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66% acceptance rate.

There were 27,558 students enrolled at University of Arkansas in 2017, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas has an overall enrollment yield of 35.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,324

Accepted Out of 21,715

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas was 66% (14,324 admissions from 21,715 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.817%, while admissions grew by 5.22%.

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SAT Scores

24%

Submission Percentage

1,191

Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of 27,558 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,144 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,414. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.4% White, 8.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 0.998% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Female (2.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,558 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,144 and the part-time enrollment is 5,414. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arkansas had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20,515

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,225

  3. Black or African American

    1,268

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas is 74.4% White, 8.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Black or African American, 3.35% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 0.998% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 217 students (0.787%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 207 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas are white (4,874 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (421 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas is General Finance (300 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (297 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (268 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 (277 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (340 degrees), and Human Sciences (227 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 Other managers (393,060 people), Software developers (372,752 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,385 people), Civil engineers (234,903 people), and Mechanical engineers (176,540 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (277 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (340 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), Engineering (605 degrees), and Physical Sciences (158 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 Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (277 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (340 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), Engineering (605 degrees), and Physical Sciences (158 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 are Computer Systems Design (438,842 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (418,208 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (359,894 people), Elementary & secondary schools (289,921 people), and Construction (280,083 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (277 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (340 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), Engineering (605 degrees), and Physical Sciences (158 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. 300 degrees awarded

  2. 297 degrees awarded

  3. 268 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas was General Finance with 300 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,066

  2. 3,273

In 2017, 3,066 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas, which is 0.937 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,273).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 246 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in General Finance, which is 4.56 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 278 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas in Registered Nursing, which is 9.59 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from University of Arkansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (67.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas is Female and White (67.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.11% 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

    4,874 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    421 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    272 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas is white (4,874 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (421 degrees).

0.442% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,519 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,355 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    225 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas is white female (2,519 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,355 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $996M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12M (1.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Arkansas had a total salary expenditure of $871M. University of Arkansas employs 336 Professors, 305 Instructors, and 256 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professors (266), Female Instructors(183), and Male Assistant professors (154).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 788 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 699 employees, and Management with 532 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$996M

2017 Endowment

10.8%

growth from 2016

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at about $996M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $710M 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. $55.2M - Federal

  2. $32.5M - State

  3. $4.14M - Local

As of 2017, University of Arkansas received $55.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32.5M from state grants and contracts, and $4.14M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$367M

2017 Salaries

4.56%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Arkansas paid a median of $367M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($871M) and a 4.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.88% growth from 2015 and a 3.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$112M

Instructional Salaries

1,195

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Arkansas paid a total of $112M to 1,195 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

336 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

788 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Professor with 336 employees; Instructor with 305 employees; and Instructor with 256 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Office and Administrative Support with 788 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 699 employees; and Management with 532 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas was Male Professor with 266 employees, Female Instructor with 183 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 154 employees.

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

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