University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith
School Setting City: Small: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 100,000.
Geographic RegionSoutheast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
ChancellorPaul Beran
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is part of a system or corporate entity
University of Arkansas System
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPublic institution - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by institutionly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Recommended

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 7,352
Number of Men 3,094
Number of Women 4,258
Percentage Women58%
Percentage Men42 %
Full-time Students 5136
Part-time Students 2216
Number of Applicants 4,126
Number of Admitted 2,242
Admissions Rate 54%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 18 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $3,120
Books and Supplies $1,246
On Campus Room and Board $7,828
In-state Fees $1,342
Out of State Tuition $1,360
Application Fee $0
Estimated Total$14,896

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Average net price-students receiving grant or scholarship aid6624
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 71%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$5,888
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 64%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,267
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 51%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $3,959
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 42%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $6,367
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesLess Than 1 Yr Certificate
yes1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate
yesAssociate’s Degree
yesBachelor’s Degree

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Business Administration and Management, General196
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other115
General Studies101
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse96
Welding Technology/Welder74
Early Childhood Education and Teaching60
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary57
Computer and Information Sciences, General49
Psychology, General45
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer34
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies33
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician31
History, General29
Biology/Biological Sciences, General28
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration26

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree637
Associate's Degree310
Award of Less Than 1 academic year138
Award of at least 1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate72

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Heartland Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Heartland Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Heartland Conference

Tel / Fax (479) 424-6016
Institution’s internet website address
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.