University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,840

6.67% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,858

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.3%

Default Rate

2015 Acceptance Rate

55.8%

3,571 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,584

65.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.8%

198 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a higher education institution located in Sebastian County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith were General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (89 degrees), and Registered Nursing (79 degrees).

In 2016, 1,311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. 52% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (967 degrees), 9.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is $3,840, which is $-20,575 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is $3,840, which is $-20,575 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,858.

In 2016, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,840

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was $3,840. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is $-20,575 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$8,858

2016 Value

18.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,858. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith grew by 18.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,148

Room and Board

$1,605

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was of $9,148 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,605. The cost of room and board increased by 9.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 30% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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15.3%

2015 Default Rate

241

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was 15.3%, which represents 241 out of the 1576 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-Fort Smith received 3,571 undergraduate applications in 2015, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 3,571 applicants, 1,993 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.8% acceptance rate.

There were 6,584 students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has an overall enrollment yield of 54.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2015

1,993

Accepted Out of 3,571

In 2015, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was 55.8% (1,993 admissions from 3,571 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and 2015, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in 2015 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has a total enrollment of 6,584 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 4,288 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,296. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.5% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Two or More Races, 4.94% Asian, 3.8% Black or African American, 2.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Black or African American Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,584 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 4,288 and the part-time enrollment is 2,296. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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-Fort Smith was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Arkansas-Fort Smith had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,512

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    749

  3. Two or More Races

    477

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 68.5% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.24% Two or More Races, 4.94% Asian, 3.8% Black or African American, 2.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 53 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are white (967 degrees awarded). There were 9.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (89 degrees) and Registered Nursing (79 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (102 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (93 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-Fort Smith are Elementary & middle school teachers (118,134 people), Miscellaneous managers (116,486 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (94,480 people), Postsecondary teachers (55,544 people), and Physicians & surgeons (45,483 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are Precision Production (102 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (62 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-Fort Smith are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are Precision Production (102 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (62 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-Fort Smith are Elementary & secondary schools (212,015 people), Hospitals (125,607 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (124,450 people), Computer Systems Design (91,471 people), and Legal services (80,804 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are Precision Production (102 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), History (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (62 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-Fort Smith.

Most Common

  1. 134 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was General Business Administration & Management with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 629

  2. 682

In 2016, 629 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, which is 0.922 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (682).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 98 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in Welding Technology, which is 24.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in General Studies, which is 1.6 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 13% of students graduating from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 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 31% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (45.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Female and Hispanic or Latino (45.2% 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. White

    967 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    103 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is white (967 degrees awarded). There were 9.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

0.153% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    493 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    474 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is white female (493 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (474 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has an endowment valued at nearly $79.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $74.4k (0.0938%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith had a total expenditure of $76.6M. Of that $76.6M, they spent $34.6M on salaries and $76.6M on benefits.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith employs 85 Assistant professors, 60 Associate professors, and 36 Instructors. Most academics at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are Female Assistant professors (44), Male Assistant professors(41), and Male Associate professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 85 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.3M

2015 Endowment

0.053%

decline from 2014

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has an endowment valued at about $79.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith declined 0.053% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.7M higher 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. $1.51M - Federal

  2. $2.37M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith received $1.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.37M 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.

$34.6M

Salary Expenditure

$76.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith had a total expenditure of $76.6M. Of that $76.6M, they spent $34.6M on salaries and $76.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.6M

2015 Salaries

3.82%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith paid a median of $34.6M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($76.6M) and a 3.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.16% decline from 2013 and a 0.907% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M

Instructional Salaries

236

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith paid a total of $14.7M to 236 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

85 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith were Assistant professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 60 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 85 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

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

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