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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,552 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
21,539 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,433 Graduates

About the photo: The Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, a subset of the Ozarks.


The median in-state tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,204, which is $213 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,552, which is 299% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,176 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,411.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Arkansas received 21,539 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.85% annual growth. Out of those 21,539 applicants, 13,613 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.2% acceptance rate.

There were 27,194 students enrolled at University of Arkansas in 2016, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas has an overall enrollment yield of 36.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Arkansas has a total enrollment of 27,194 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 21,668 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,526. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.8% White, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.81% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 2.38% Asian, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (2.25%), followed by White Female (2.21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.2%).

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In 2016, 267 more women than men graduated from University of Arkansas. The majority of students graduating from University of Arkansas are White. These 4,978 graduates mean that there were 14.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 351 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Arkansas is Registered Nursing with 272 graduates, followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management with 262 graduates and General Finance with 240 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Arkansas, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 287 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 346 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 76 graduates.


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University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $948M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.34M (0.46%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Arkansas had a total expenditure of $767M. Of that $767M, they spent $338M on salaries and $94.5M on benefits.

University of Arkansas employs 338 Professors, 272 Instructors, and 231 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professors (273), Female Instructors (168), and Male Associate professors (143).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 808 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 678 employees, and Management with 512 employees.



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