University of Arkansas

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,204

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,411

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.49%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.2%

21,539 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

27,194

79.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

64.5%

2,433 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas is a higher education institution located in Washington County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas were Registered Nursing (272 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (262 degrees), and General Finance (240 degrees).

In 2016, 6,431 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,978 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,204, which is $-18,652 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,204, which is $-18,652 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,204

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $7,204. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas is $-18,652 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,411

2016 Value

4.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Arkansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,411. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Arkansas grew by 4.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,880

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $9,880 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.51% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 28.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.72% with respect to 2015, when 58% 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.

5.49%

2015 Default Rate

235

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas was 5.49%, which represents 235 out of the 4279 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 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.

Acceptance Rate

63.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,613

Accepted Out of 21,539

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas was 63.2% (13,613 admissions from 21,539 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.85%, while admissions grew by 10.3%.

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SAT Scores

25%

Submission Percentage

1,238

Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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 0.0993% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (35.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (33.7%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,194 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 21,668 and the part-time enrollment is 5,526. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Arkansas had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20,353

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,066

  3. Black or African American

    1,308

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas 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 0.0993% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 173 students (0.636%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 267 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas. The majority of degree recipients at University of Arkansas are white (4,978 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (287 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (346 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (76 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 are Miscellaneous managers (161,608 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (110,816 people), Postsecondary teachers (106,904 people), Architects, except naval (99,533 people), and Physicians & surgeons (79,829 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (287 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (346 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Human Sciences (232 degrees), and Physical Sciences (196 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 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 are Agriculture (287 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (346 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Human Sciences (232 degrees), and Physical Sciences (196 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 are Elementary & secondary schools (205,199 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (204,940 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (166,621 people), Hospitals (157,050 people), and Construction (76,436 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Agriculture (287 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (346 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees), Human Sciences (232 degrees), and Physical Sciences (196 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 272 degrees awarded

  2. 262 degrees awarded

  3. 240 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas was Registered Nursing with 272 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,082

  2. 3,349

In 2016, 3,082 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas, which is 0.92 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,349).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 204 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in General Finance, which is 5.67 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 250 degrees were awarded to women at University of Arkansas in Registered Nursing, which is 10 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from University of Arkansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 (71.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Arkansas is Female and White (71.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.123% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,978 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    351 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    255 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas is white (4,978 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

0.513% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,616 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,362 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Arkansas is white female (2,616 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,362 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $949M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.34M (0.457%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Arkansas had a total expenditure of $768M. Of that $768M, they spent $338M on salaries and $768M on benefits.

University of Arkansas employs 338 Professors, 311 Instructors, and 244 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professors (271), Female Instructors(187), and Male Assistant professors (154).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Office and Administrative Support, with 802 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 683 employees, and Management with 526 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$949M

2015 Endowment

2.04%

growth from 2014

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at about $949M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas grew 2.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $678M higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $43.8M - Federal

  2. $23.7M - State

  3. $3.05M - Local

As of 2015, University of Arkansas received $43.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.7M from state grants and contracts, and $3.05M 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.

$338M

Salary Expenditure

$768M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Arkansas had a total expenditure of $768M. Of that $768M, they spent $338M on salaries and $768M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$338M

2015 Salaries

3.58%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Arkansas paid a median of $338M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($768M) and a 3.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2013 and a 6.31% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$102M

Instructional Salaries

1,149

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Arkansas paid a total of $102M to 1,149 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

338 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

802 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Professor with 338 employees; Instructor with 311 employees; and Instructor with 244 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Office and Administrative Support with 802 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 683 employees; and Management with 526 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas was Male Professor with 271 employees, Female Instructor with 187 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 154 employees.

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

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