University of Arkansas

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,568
2.49% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,263
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.61%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
77.1%
17,913 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
27,559
80.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
65.5%
2,979 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 (345 degrees awarded), General Finance (327 degrees), and Registered Nursing (292 degrees).

In 2019, 6,818 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,130 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,568, which is $−20,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,568, which is $−20,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,263.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,568
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $7,568. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas is $−20,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,263
2019 Value
3.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Arkansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,263. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Arkansas grew by 3.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,020
Room and Board
$1,046
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $11,020 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,046. The cost of room and board increased by 2.95% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.82% with respect to 2018, when 55% 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.
5.61%
2017 Default Rate
242
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas was 5.61%, which represents 242 out of the 4313 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 17,913 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.37% annual decline. Out of those 17,913 applicants, 13,809 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.1% acceptance rate.

There were 27,559 students enrolled at University of Arkansas in 2019, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas has an overall enrollment yield of 33.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,809
Accepted Out of 17,913

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas was 77.1% (13,809 admissions from 17,913 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.37%, while admissions declined by −4.84%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
1,178
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of 27,559 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,193 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,366. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.7% White, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Black or African American, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.94% 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 most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (34.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,559 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 22,193 and the part-time enrollment is 5,366. This means that 80.5% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2019 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    20,311
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,369
  3. Black or African American
    1,202

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas is 73.7% White, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Black or African American, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.94% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 219 students (0.795%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 450 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 (5,130 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas is General Marketing & Marketing Management (345 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (327 degrees) and Registered Nursing (292 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 (314 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (280 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (64 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 (409,820 people), Other managers (340,566 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (330,016 people), Civil engineers (270,864 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,153 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (314 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (280 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Human Sciences (208 degrees), and Engineering (653 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (314 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (280 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Human Sciences (208 degrees), and Engineering (653 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 (539,642 people), Computer Systems Design (421,158 people), Construction (326,941 people), Elementary & secondary schools (245,515 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (234,441 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (314 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (280 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (64 degrees), Human Sciences (208 degrees), and Engineering (653 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. 345 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 327 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 292 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 345 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,184 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas, which is 0.876 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 261 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in General Finance, which is 3.95 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 269 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas in Registered Nursing, which is 10.3 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% 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 63% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas is Female and Asian (72.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.436% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,130 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    512 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    302 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas is white (5,130 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (512 degrees).

0.572% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,729 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,401 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    289 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas is white female (2,729 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,401 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $1.22B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.4M (1.58%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Arkansas had a total salary expenditure of $939M. University of Arkansas employs 320 Professors, 281 Instructors, and 271 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professors (247), Male Associate professors(177), and Female Instructors (167).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 758 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 726 employees, and Management with 656 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.22B
2019 Endowment
3.05%
growth from 2018

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at about $1.22B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas grew 3.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $911M 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. $81.8M - Federal
  2. $25.6M - State
  3. $4.55M - Local

As of 2019, University of Arkansas received $81.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.6M from state grants and contracts, and $4.55M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$395M
2019 Salaries
2.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Arkansas paid a median of $395M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($939M) and a 2.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.41% growth from 2017 and a 4.56% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118M
Instructional Salaries
1,217
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Arkansas paid a total of $118M to 1,217 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
320 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
758 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Professor with 320 employees; Instructor with 281 employees; and Instructor with 271 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 758 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 726 employees; and Management with 656 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas was Male Professor with 247 employees, Male Associate professor with 177 employees, and Female Instructor with 167 employees.

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

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