University of Arkansas

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,666
2022 Average Net Price
$16,208
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.25%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
26,219 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
30,936
81.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.2%
3,415 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas is a higher education institution located in Washington County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas were General Finance (351 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (342 degrees), and Registered Nursing (269 degrees).

In 2022, 7,274 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,315 degrees), 8.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,666, which is $−22,484 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas is $7,666, which is $−22,484 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,208.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending University of Arkansas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,666
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $7,666. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas is $−22,484 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,208
2022 Value
6.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Arkansas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,208. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Arkansas grew by 6.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,942
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $11,942 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 14.5% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.25%
2019 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas was 1.25%, which represents 53 out of the 4254 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Arkansas received 26,219 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.2% annual growth. Out of those 26,219 applicants, 20,695 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 30,936 students enrolled at University of Arkansas in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas has an overall enrollment yield of 34.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
20,695
Accepted Out of 26,219

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas was 78.9% (20,695 admissions from 26,219 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.2%, while admissions grew by 16.6%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
2,179
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas had a total enrollment of 30,936 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 25,214 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,722. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.9% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Black or African American, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.77% Asian, 0.834% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,936 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas is 25,214 and the part-time enrollment is 5,722. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 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 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Arkansas had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    22,228 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,168 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,408 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas is 71.9% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Black or African American, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.77% Asian, 0.834% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 738 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arkansas is white (5,315 degrees awarded). There were 8.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas is General Finance (351 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (342 degrees) and Registered Nursing (269 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Engineering Technologies (384 degrees awarded), Engineering (690 degrees), and Human Sciences (183 degrees).

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 Software developers (491,006 people), Other managers (398,759 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (380,059 people), Civil engineers (289,084 people), and Mechanical engineers (220,901 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (384 degrees awarded), Engineering (690 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), and Physical Sciences (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Engineering Technologies (384 degrees awarded), Engineering (690 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), and Physical Sciences (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Computer Systems Design (531,165 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (470,950 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (345,096 people), Construction (331,306 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (284,032 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas are Engineering Technologies (384 degrees awarded), Engineering (690 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (241 degrees), and Physical Sciences (160 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 351 degrees awarded
  2. 342 degrees awarded
  3. 269 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas was General Finance with 351 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,268
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,006
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,268 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,006).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 285 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in General Finance, which is 3.48 times more than the 82 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 251 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas in Registered Nursing, which is 11.4 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from University of Arkansas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Arkansas is Male and Asian (75.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.644% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,315 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    595 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas is white (5,315 degrees awarded). There were 8.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (595 degrees).

1.61% of degree recipients (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,959 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,356 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    311 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Arkansas is white female (2,959 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2356 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at nearly $1.47B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.7%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Arkansas had a total salary expenditure of 1.01B. University of Arkansas employs 343 Instructors, 321 Professors and 297 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas are Male Professor (232), Female Instructor (207), and Male Associate professor (192).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 824 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 723 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 586 employees.

Endowment

$1.47B
2022 Endowment
12.9%
decline from 2021

University of Arkansas has an endowment valued at about $1.47B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Arkansas declined 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.09B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $95.4M - Federal
  2. $17.7M - State
  3. $4.61M - Local

As of 2022, University of Arkansas received $95.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.7M from state grants and contracts, and $4.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$425M
2022 Salaries
3.35%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Arkansas paid a median of $425M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.01B) and a 3.35% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$132M
Instructional Salaries
1,329
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Arkansas paid a total of $132M to 1,329 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
343 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
824 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Instructor with 343 employees, Professor with 321 employees, and Associate professor with 297 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 824 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 723 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 586 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas was Male Professor with 232 employees, Female Instructor with 207 employees, and Male Associate professor with 192 employees.

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

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