University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Tel: (479)788-7000
7,352 students
Public institution
UA Fort Smith is a unique regional university. The institution will raise the education achievement level by providing high quality baccalaureate, associate, and certificate programs and a wide range of credit and noncredit educational services for its six-county Western Arkansas service area. Education and training services designed to meet the workforce education and retraining needs of business and industry throughout the region are a direct support responsibility of UA Fort Smith.
School Highlights:
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith serves 7,352 students (70% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is the only community colleges within Sebastian County, AR.
The nearest community college is Carl Albert State College (28 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 7,352 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,352 students
1,303 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,136 students
834 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,216 students
1,040 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sch enrollment University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
11%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Black (2006-2012)
% White
80%
66%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith More (2009-2012)
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sch ethnicity University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.35 0.44
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,462 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,880 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,462 $5,890
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,880 $10,050
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 54%
78%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 1,575
1,385
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat total (2010-2012)
SAT Reading 540
465
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat reading (2010-2012)
SAT Math 520
475
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat math (2010-2012)
SAT Writing 515
445
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat writing (2010-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 22
20
ACT English 22
19
ACT Math 21
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University includes bachelor-level programs, traditional transfer and career programs, as well as the Center for Business and Professional Development and the University Center. UA Fort Smith has experienced substantial growth in enrollments, faculty, facilities, and curricula. UA Fort Smith has indeed become an integral part of the community, offering a wide range of educational, occupational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Our high-quality, high-attention degree programs include business, engineering, nursing, and a one-of-a-kind major in historical interpretation. And our associate's degree and certificate programs form an enduring foundation for rewarding technical and service careers. UA Fort Smith provides a variety of public service activities for the people and organizations within its service area. Included are non-credit courses, seminars, workshops, lectures, travel, telecourses, and teleconferences organized by the University's Center for Business and Professional Development. As a unique institution, UA Fort Smith provides certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, associate of arts degrees, associate of general studies, associate of applied science degrees, and bachelor's degrees as well as work-based learning and community education. All courses and programs are designed to meet specific needs of the community. At UA Fort Smith, we felt it was our duty to create a living and learning environment that was as beautiful and well-appointed. The Boreham Library, with tens of thousands of books, periodicals, and microfilms files and maintains subscriptions to several online databases, offers world class research and learning tools to our students and Fort Smith neighbors. The Baldor Technology Center can provide quality educational and technological programs to more than 1000 students per day.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,743 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,432 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.45, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.