University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Tel: (479)788-7000
7,170 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 7,170 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), 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 306 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 306 staff
59 staff
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,170 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,170 students
1,282 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,116 students
810 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,054 students
1,017 students
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Black (2006-2013)
% White
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith More (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith non_resident (2010-2013)
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,528 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,072 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,528 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,072 $10,294
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 940 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 57%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,575
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat total (2010-2013)
SAT Reading 540
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat reading (2010-2013)
SAT Math 520
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat math (2010-2013)
SAT Writing 515
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sat writing (2010-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 22
ACT English 22
ACT Math 21
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
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    1507 S McKenna
    Poteau, OK 74953
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    Route 1
    Warner, OK 74469
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  • Mena Rich Mountain Community College
    1100 College Dr
    Mena, AR 71953
    55.5  Mi  |  957  students
  • Muskogee Bacone College
    Private not-for-profit
    2299 Old Bacone Rd
    Muskogee, OK 74403
    60.3  Mi  |  957  students
  • Wilburton Eastern Oklahoma State College
    1301 W Main St
    Wilburton, OK 74578
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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.
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 lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is East Arkansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.