University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,495

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,404

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.6%

2,109 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,624

50.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.8%

268 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 (183 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (102 degrees), and General Psychology (85 degrees).

In 2017, 2,433 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,427 degrees), 2.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $-20,005 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $-20,005 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,404.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,495

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, 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 $-20,005 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,404

2017 Value

8.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Arkansas at Little Rock had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,404. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Arkansas at Little Rock grew by 8.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,492

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 $9,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,715. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% 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

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.85% with respect to 2016, 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.

8.5%

2016 Default Rate

257

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 8.5%, which represents 257 out of the 3022 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 2,109 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.64% annual growth. Out of those 2,109 applicants, 1,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 11,624 students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an overall enrollment yield of 47.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,574

Accepted Out of 2,109

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 74.6% (1,574 admissions from 2,109 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 89.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.64%, while admissions declined by -13.9%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

10

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a total enrollment of 11,624 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 5,886 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,738. This means that 50.6% 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 57.1% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 8.5% Two or More Races, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.96% Asian, 0.292% 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 (27.9%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,624 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 5,886 and the part-time enrollment is 5,738. This means that 50.6% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 at Little Rock was 69%. 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

    6,639

  2. Black or African American

    2,603

  3. Two or More Races

    988

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 57.1% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 8.5% Two or More Races, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.96% Asian, 0.292% 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 51.5% 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, 87 students (0.748%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 525 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 (1,427 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Registered Nursing (183 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (102 degrees) and General Psychology (85 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 (127 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (60 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 (183,054 people), Social workers, all other (165,724 people), Other managers (116,682 people), Postsecondary teachers (101,027 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (96,951 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Language & Linguistics (60 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (87 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 at Little Rock are Physicians, Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Language & Linguistics (60 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (87 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 (364,638 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (201,140 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,641 people), Computer Systems Design (103,123 people), and Individual & family services (102,875 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (127 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Language & Linguistics (60 degrees), English (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (87 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. 183 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

  3. 85 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Registered Nursing with 183 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 954

  2. 1,479

In 2017, 954 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is 0.645 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,479).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Law, which is 1.44 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 287 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Registered Nursing, which is 6.67 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% 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, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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 (45.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Female and Asian (45.5% 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, 6.72% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,427 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    508 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white (1,427 degrees awarded). There were 2.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    865 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    562 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    374 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white female (865 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (562 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at nearly $74.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (2.26%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Arkansas at Little Rock had a total salary expenditure of $194M. University of Arkansas at Little Rock employs 136 Professors, 125 Associate professors, and 102 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Male Professors (99), Male Associate professors(77), and Female Assistant professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are: Office and Administrative Support, with 219 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 155 employees, and Management with 146 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.7M

2017 Endowment

12.9%

growth from 2016

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at about $74.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas at Little Rock grew 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $212M 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. $14.1M - Federal

  2. $12.8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Arkansas at Little Rock received $14.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$86.9M

2017 Salaries

5.22%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a median of $86.9M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($194M) and a 5.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.29% decline from 2015 and a 0.418% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$33.3M

Instructional Salaries

455

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a total of $33.3M to 455 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

136 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

219 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Professor with 136 employees; Associate professor with 125 employees; and Associate professor with 102 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Office and Administrative Support with 219 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 155 employees; and Management with 146 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Male Professor with 99 employees, Male Associate professor with 77 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 58 employees.

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

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