University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,710

3.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,840

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

14.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.9%

6,353 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,821

90% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.3%

182 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (59 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (57 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

In 2016, 457 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (392 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $4,710, which is $-19,705 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $4,710, which is $-19,705 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,840.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,710

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was $4,710. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $-19,705 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$7,840

2016 Value

0.545%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,840. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff grew by 0.545%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,848

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was of $5,848 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.21% 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

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2015, when 91% 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.

14.2%

2015 Default Rate

136

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 14.2%, which represents 136 out of the 959 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 Pine Bluff received 6,353 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 42.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,353 applicants, 2,664 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,821 students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2016, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has an overall enrollment yield of 29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,664

Accepted Out of 6,353

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 41.9% (2,664 admissions from 6,353 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 42.7%, while admissions grew by 29.6%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

54

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has a total enrollment of 2,821 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 2,538 students and the part-time enrollment is 283. This means that 90% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.3% Black or African American, 4.71% White, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, 0.638% Two or More Races, 0.425% Asian, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (54.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (37.3%) and White Female (2.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (27.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.2%) and White Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,821 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 2,538 and the part-time enrollment is 283. This means that 90% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Pine Bluff was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,546

  2. White

    133

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 90.3% Black or African American, 4.71% White, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, 0.638% Two or More Races, 0.425% Asian, 0.106% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 4 students (0.142%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 69 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are black or african american (392 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (59 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (57 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), and Biology (57 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 at Pine Bluff are Physicians & surgeons (451,827 people), Miscellaneous managers (256,832 people), Postsecondary teachers (210,796 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (165,585 people), and Police officers (134,275 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Physical Sciences (11 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 Pine Bluff are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Physical Sciences (11 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 Pine Bluff are Hospitals (550,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,823 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (337,985 people), Elementary & secondary schools (313,564 people), and Offices of physicians (186,175 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Agriculture (30 degrees awarded), Protective Services (59 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), Human Sciences (20 degrees), and Physical Sciences (11 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 Pine Bluff.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 59 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 194

  2. 263

In 2016, 194 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (263).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 5.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 49 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in General Biological Sciences, which is 6.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% of students graduating from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 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 29% 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 (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is Female and White (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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. Black or African American

    392 degrees awarded

  2. White

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is black or african american (392 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (33 degrees).

0.219% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    240 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    152 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is black or african american female (240 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (152 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has an endowment valued at nearly $3.46M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48.8k (1.41%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had a total expenditure of $74.4M. Of that $74.4M, they spent $31.7M on salaries and $74.4M on benefits.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff employs 69 Instructors, 39 Assistant professors, and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Female Instructors (41), Male Instructors(28), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Service, with 64 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.46M

2015 Endowment

1.31%

growth from 2014

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has an endowment valued at about $3.46M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff grew 1.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $14M - Federal

  2. $2.49M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received $14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.49M 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.

$31.7M

Salary Expenditure

$74.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had a total expenditure of $74.4M. Of that $74.4M, they spent $31.7M on salaries and $74.4M 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 Pine Bluff as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$31.7M

2015 Salaries

1.47%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff paid a median of $31.7M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($74.4M) and a 1.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% decline from 2013 and a 0.685% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.46M

Instructional Salaries

161

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff paid a total of $9.46M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

69 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were Instructor with 69 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 31 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; Service with 64 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was Female Instructor with 41 employees, Male Instructor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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