University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,495

5.1% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,317

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.76%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

89.8%

2,035 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,746

50.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

27.7%

189 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Registered Nursing (151 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (102 degrees), and General Psychology (99 degrees).

In 2016, 2,424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,471 degrees), 2.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (512 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $-19,361 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $-19,361 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,317.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,495

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was $6,495. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $-19,361 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,317

2016 Value

10.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Arkansas at Little Rock had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,317. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Arkansas at Little Rock grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,096

Room and Board

$1,715

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was of $9,096 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,715. The cost of room and board increased by 1.88% between 2015 and 2016. 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

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2015, 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.

9.76%

2015 Default Rate

320

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 9.76%, which represents 320 out of the 3280 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 at Little Rock received 2,035 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.01% annual growth. Out of those 2,035 applicants, 1,828 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,746 students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an overall enrollment yield of 44%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,828

Accepted Out of 2,035

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 89.8% (1,828 admissions from 2,035 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 89.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.01%, while admissions grew by 5%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

15

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a total enrollment of 11,746 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 5,950 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,796. This means that 50.7% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.9% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 7.99% Two or More Races, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.8%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (9.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,746 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 5,950 and the part-time enrollment is 5,796. This means that 50.7% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2016 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 at Little Rock was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arkansas at Little Rock had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,570

  2. Black or African American

    2,534

  3. Two or More Races

    938

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 55.9% White, 21.6% Black or African American, 7.99% Two or More Races, 6.89% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 650 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are white (1,471 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (512 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Registered Nursing (151 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (102 degrees) and General Psychology (99 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (166 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (55 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Elementary & middle school teachers (244,999 people), Social workers (197,068 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (178,193 people), Miscellaneous managers (145,791 people), and Postsecondary teachers (133,974 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (166 degrees), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (47 degrees), and English (70 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Public relations specialists, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (166 degrees), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (47 degrees), and English (70 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 at Little Rock are Elementary & secondary schools (464,712 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,172 people), Legal services (165,997 people), Hospitals (132,317 people), and Individual & family services (115,989 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (128 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (166 degrees), Language & Linguistics (55 degrees), History (47 degrees), and English (70 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 at Little Rock.

Most Common

  1. 151 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Registered Nursing with 151 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 887

  2. 1,537

In 2016, 887 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 74 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Law, which is 1.37 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 248 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Registered Nursing, which is 4.68 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from University of Arkansas at Little Rock completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Female and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,471 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    512 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white (1,471 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (512 degrees).

1.4% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    930 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    541 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    387 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white female (930 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (541 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at nearly $68.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $686k (0.995%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock had a total expenditure of $192M. Of that $192M, they spent $92.9M on salaries and $192M on benefits.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employs 145 Professors, 109 Associate professors, and 98 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Male Professors (102), Male Associate professors(70), and Female Assistant professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are: Office and Administrative Support, with 251 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 132 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 130 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.9M

2015 Endowment

18.9%

decline from 2014

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at about $68.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas at Little Rock declined 18.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $202M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $9.34M - Federal

  2. $12.2M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock received $9.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$92.9M

Salary Expenditure

$192M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock had a total expenditure of $192M. Of that $192M, they spent $92.9M on salaries and $192M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$92.9M

2015 Salaries

0.418%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a median of $92.9M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($192M) and a 0.418% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.75% decline from 2013 and a 2.28% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.8M

Instructional Salaries

439

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a total of $31.8M to 439 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

145 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

251 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Professor with 145 employees; Associate professor with 109 employees; and Associate professor with 98 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Office and Administrative Support with 251 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Male Professor with 102 employees, Male Associate professor with 70 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

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

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