University of Central Arkansas: Ranking & Review

University of Central Arkansas logo
Conway Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 250 804
Top 5%

University of Central Arkansas Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate90%87%92%
Enrolled undergraduates1,9377221,215
Enrolled total (including graduate students)11,3434,4126,931

3,246 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,027 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $25.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordNeither required nor recommended
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores75
Percent of students submitting SAT scores4%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,825
Percent of students submitting ACT scores94%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

University of Central Arkansas Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $21,854 $28,377
Off-campus $21,664 $28,187
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $6,518 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Central Arkansas provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,664 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,523 $13,046
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,001 $2,001
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $217 $435
Tuition for Full-time graduates $4,807 $9,614
Fees for full-time graduates $1,287 $1,287
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $267 $531

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 306 175 61 542
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 310 52 362
Education 135 211 346
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 111 37 148
Psychology 121 5 4 130
Social Sciences 109 6 115
Visual and Performing Arts 100 13 113
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 91 6 97
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 72 9 81
English Language and Literature & Letters 57 9 66
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 55 55
Library Science 54 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 50 50
History 37 2 39
Physical Sciences 37 37
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 28 3 31
Mathematics and Statistics 21 6 27
Natural Resources and Conservation 23 23
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17 3 20
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 13 7 20
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 9 4 13
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 9
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service
Grand Total501,661595722,378

A total of 1,711 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Central Arkansas.

At the master's and doctor's level 667 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate41%36%45%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

General info

Alternative namesUCA
MottoGo here. Go anywhere.
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,524
Instructional FTE601
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, Arkansas, 72035-0001
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (501) 450 5095

University of Central Arkansas in Social Media