University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,495
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,751
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.83%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.8%
2,019 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,581
50.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.8%
280 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 (185 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (72 degrees).

In 2019, 2,569 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,516 degrees), 2.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (515 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $−22,005 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $6,495, which is $−22,005 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,751.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,495
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, 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 $−22,005 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,751
2019 Value
3.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Arkansas at Little Rock had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,751. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Arkansas at Little Rock grew by 3.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,456
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was of $7,456 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 18.8% 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
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2018, when 51% 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.
9.83%
2017 Default Rate
290
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 9.83%, which represents 290 out of the 2950 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 2,019 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 22.1% annual decline. Out of those 2,019 applicants, 1,329 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,581 students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2019, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an overall enrollment yield of 43.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,329
Accepted Out of 2,019

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 65.8% (1,329 admissions from 2,019 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −22.1%, while admissions declined by −35.4%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
1
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a total enrollment of 9,581 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 4,811 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,770. This means that 50.2% 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 54.6% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 10.6% Two or More Races, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Asian, 0.417% 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 most commonly White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,581 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 4,811 and the part-time enrollment is 4,770. This means that 50.2% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 at Little Rock was 66%. 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
    5,233
  2. Black or African American
    2,150
  3. Two or More Races
    1,019

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 54.6% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 10.6% Two or More Races, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Asian, 0.417% 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 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, 58 students (0.605%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 671 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white (1,516 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (515 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Registered Nursing (185 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (72 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 (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (192 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (66 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 Social workers, all other (162,828 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (126,967 people), Other managers (121,723 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (105,694 people), and Postsecondary teachers (104,804 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and English (66 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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and English (66 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 (339,893 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (221,188 people), Individual & family services (115,035 people), Computer Systems Design (101,985 people), and Legal services (101,533 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and English (66 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. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Registered Nursing with 185 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

949
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,620
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 949 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,620).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 63 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 345 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Registered Nursing, which is 6.05 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% 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, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 (53.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Female and Asian (53.3% 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% 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
    1,516 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    515 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white (1,516 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (515 degrees).

0.506% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    913 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    603 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is white female (913 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (603 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at nearly $84.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.45M (2.9%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Arkansas at Little Rock had a total salary expenditure of $184M. University of Arkansas at Little Rock employs 124 Professors, 101 Associate professors, and 97 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are Male Professors (88), Male Associate professors(63), and Male Assistant professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock are: Office and Administrative Support, with 276 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 152 employees, and Management with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.2M
2019 Endowment
4.21%
growth from 2018

University of Arkansas at Little Rock has an endowment valued at about $84.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas at Little Rock grew 4.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $227M 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. $16M - Federal
  2. $7.09M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Arkansas at Little Rock received $16M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$86.6M
2019 Salaries
1.17%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a median of $86.6M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($184M) and a 1.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.774% growth from 2017 and a 5.22% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$26.2M
Instructional Salaries
394
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Arkansas at Little Rock paid a total of $26.2M to 394 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% 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
124 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
276 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Professor with 124 employees; Associate professor with 101 employees; and Associate professor with 97 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 152 employees; and Management with 101 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was Male Professor with 88 employees, Male Associate professor with 63 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 49 employees.

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

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